Meet the Sigma 24-35mm DG HSM; The World’s First f/2 Full Frame Zoom Lens

Jun 19, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Meet the Sigma 24-35mm DG HSM; The World’s First f/2 Full Frame Zoom Lens

Jun 19, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Sigma’s Art lens lineup continues to impress with the introduction of the 24-35mm f/2; the world’s fastest constant aperture full frame zoom lens.

The focal length struck some people as odd, others were disappointed it wasn’t the rumored 24-70mm f/2 lens, but if this lens is as good as Sigma says it is it could easily replace 24mm, 28mm and 35mm prime lenses for those who do not need the f/1.4 aperture.

The company calls this lens “another notch on Sigma’s belt for pure photographic innovation”, and I couldn’t agree more.

In order to build the should-be fantastic lens, Sigma included premium FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is said to be equal in performance to fluorite, and seven SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements.

A large diameter aspherical lens is also incorporated for extra brightness and an improved AF algorithm, together with the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) should enable the focusing to be as good as the optics.

The lens is built of 18 elements in 13 groups, 9 rounded diaphragm blades and has a minimum aperture of f/16.

Minimum focusing distance for the new zoom is 28cm (11”) with a maximum magnification of 1:4.4 and a filter size of 82mm.

As you’d expect of an Art lens, this one is also built to last and the 940g (33.2oz) weight means it will feel solid as well.

The lens will be available in Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts, but there’s still no word on pricing or availability.

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6 responses to “Meet the Sigma 24-35mm DG HSM; The World’s First f/2 Full Frame Zoom Lens”

  1. mike Avatar
    mike

    24-35 isnt that much of a zoom though. Do people really switch between those focal lengths that often?

    1. Addicted2light Avatar
      Addicted2light

      I agree, unless you are in a cramped space where you cannot back off the difference between 24 and 35 is literally a couple of steps…

      1. Michal Rosa Avatar
        Michal Rosa

        No, literally it’s not. It’s 73.7 degrees (horizontal) and 54.4 degrees. It’s a wide angle and a standard lens.

        See here – http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-70mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx – how much difference it makes.

        1. Addicted2light Avatar
          Addicted2light

          Obviously there will be a difference in “look” between 24 and 35, but in terms of the scene captured all it takes are just two steps back to have the same frame with a 35mm as with a 24mm, or likewise two steps forward if you have a 24mm on (just try for yourself, you will be surprised). Please keep in mind I’m talking about street scenes (i.e. with your subject a few meters away), not great landscapes.

          Like I said, not a big deal if you can “move” around the scene (again: putting aside differences in “look”). Obviously if you work on boats, or inside a room like many wedding pro photographers or photojournalists (basically in places were you have limited freedom of movement) than it is a different matter.

  2. Azety Photographe Avatar
    Azety Photographe

    it look totally useless

  3. Addicted2light Avatar
    Addicted2light

    edit: moved as an asnwer to Michal Rosa