Sigma has announced their brand new 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Art’ lens for Sony full-frame E-mount and Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mounts.
The new 24-70mm joins the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art (#afflinks Adorama, Wex Photo) as the second of Sigma’s zooms designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras. See my guide to Sigma Lenses for Sony E-Mount.
The 24-70mm is constructed of 19 elements, including low dispersion, special low dispersion and aspherical glass. Sigma’s ‘Super Multi-Layer’ and ‘Nano Porous’ coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting. A stepping motor drives the autofocus and the minimum focus distance is just 18cm (7.1″).
The lens is also weather-sealed, features a brass bayonet mount and uses 82mm filters. The Sony E-mount version weighs 830g / 29.0oz, has a diameter of 87.8mm and a length of 124.9mm.
Availability is planned for mid-November 2019 and pricing will be announced very soon.
The Sigma 24-70mm will go up against Tamron’s very popular 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens (#afflinks Adorama, Amazon, Wex Photo) along with Sony’s own FE 24-70 F2.8 GM lens (#afflinks Adorama, Amazon, Wex Photo).
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Sample Images
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Specifications
Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups
Angle of view: 84.1° – 34.3°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 18-38cm
Maximum magnification ratio: Wide 1:2.9 – Tele 1:4.5
Filter size: φ82mm
Dimensions E-mount: φ87.8mm × 124.9mm / φ3.5in. × 4.9in.
Weight E-mount: 830g / 29.0oz.
Accessories: Case, Hood (LH878-03)
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Press Release Text
Sigma Announces New 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Zoom Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras; Available in Sony E-mount and L-mount
Sigma Corporation today made the following announcement:
Launch of the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Zoom lens for full frame mirrorless cameras, leveraging the top-level Art zoom performance, featuring:
Best-in-class optical performance
Compatibility with the latest full-frame mirrorless camera bodies
Flexibility for various uses and photographic environments
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens
This second newly-designed Art zoom lens from Sigma is a large-aperture standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless camera systems and is available in Sony E-mount and L-mount. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 offers best-in-class performance due to a sophisticated optical design that delivers high resolution throughout the entire zoom range. This new Art zoom lens from Sigma follows the debut of the lauded 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art zoom for mirrorless cameras.
The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens exerts superiority in mirrorless camera-dedicated designs, resulting in a reduced lens size and weight while achieving uniformity and high resolution from the center to the periphery throughout the zoom range. Compatibility with the latest mirrorless camera bodies and functions assists in various photographic environments and meets the high demands of both professional and advanced amateur photographers.
Key features include:
Best-in-class optical performance. The F2.8 Art flagship zoom lens series is developed to achieve superior optical performance. By employing three aspheric lenses, this zoom lens thoroughly subdues aberrations such as axial chromatic aberration or sagittal coma aberrations, which are difficult to correct in post-processing, tailors the resolution and achieves uniformity and superior optical performance from the center to the periphery throughout the zoom range. In addition to Super Multi-Layer Coating, Sigma’s proprietary Nano Porous Coating is employed to achieve high-contrast and clear image quality. This lens is designed to be less affected by strong incident light such as flare.
Ensuring compatibility with the latest full-frame mirrorless camera bodies. The Sigma 24–70mm F2.8 DG DN ensures compatibility with various types of the latest full-frame mirrorless camera bodies for Sony E-mount and L-mount, (including the new Sigma fp camera), capable of exerting the best performance under any photographic circumstances.
Flexibility for various uses and photographic environments. Featuring a dust and splash-proof body and zoom lock mechanism for preventing the lens barrel from extending unexpectedly, the 24-70mm F2.8 meets a wide range of needs for a variety of photographic environments. The maximum magnifications are 1:2.9 at the wide-angle end and 1:4.5 at the telephoto end, which provides a wider range of expression for close-up photography. The minimum focusing distance is 18 cm at the wide-angle end.
Zoom lock switch
Lens hood with a lock
Mount with dust- and splash-proof structure
Compatible with the Lens Aberration Correction
Available Mount conversion service
Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
Evaluation with Sigma’s own MTF measuring system: A1
11-blade rounded diaphragm
High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
“Made in Japan” craftsmanship
The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount in mid-November 2019 through authorized US dealers. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
Further details are available at: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a019_24_70_28/
Are you tempted by this lens or do you already own the Sony 24-70 F2.8 GM or the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD?
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