Sigma has introduced it’s new zooming lens which is ‘Lens 24-35.mm’ with a constant f/2 fissure – the first of its kind for the industry, Sigma says. Part of its Global Vision Art lens series, the 24-35.mm F2 DG HSM Art is available in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts. Pricing and availability will be announced later.
Sigma says that 24-35mm covers three lenses of the most famed lengths: 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. Sigma says the lens’ optical performance is comparable to its fixed 24mm and 35mm f/1.4 lenses, although those are much brighter options. In addition, its Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and provides sharp and high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions. It’s ideal for close-up shooting, portraits and deep-focus landscape photography. The 24-35mm lens is built upon the 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens for APS-C cameras. The lens uses Sigma’s latest autofocus algorithm for “smooth, fast, and accurate” focusing, but there’s a switch to put it into manual focus.“
- Full-time MF by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing.
- A nine-blade, rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
- Specifications lens construction containing 18 elements in 13 groups; a weight of 33.2 ounces; a diameter and length of 3.4 inches by 4.8 inches, respectively; a minimum fissure of F16; and angle of view (35mm) of 84.1° to 63.4°; minimum focusing distance of 11 inches; and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4.
- A video-friendly, inner focusing system that eliminates front-lens rotation, increasing the lens’ stability and allowing use of circular polarizing filters.
- A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Smoother AF is achieved when the this AF algorithm is optimized.
Sigma Japan-made Art lenses are high-quality optics that aren’t super expensive. From our experience with the company’s lenses, we’ve captured some terrific-looking images from this third-party lens maker.