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First Image of Rumored Sigma 24-70mm F2 Leaked? Maybe Not…

By Anthony Thurston on August 1st 2013

We told you just a few days ago about a rumored 24-70mm f/2 lens that Sigma was working on for a 2014 release. The validity of the rumors is/was still in question, but earlier today Slovenian site fotospekter released an image of the rumored lens.

No one has been able to confirm that the image is not a fake or Photoshop trick, but if it is real then that lends a lot of credibility to the rumor. Some have even speculated that the 2014 release may be too far in the future and if product shots such as the one leaked are being produced that an announcement may be sooner than we all thought.

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I am very skeptical of this image, something about it just doesn’t look quite right to me. It just looks like a photo-chop of the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 “S”, and the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 “A” …That, plus the classic tactic of down-sizing and then re-up-sizing to make it slightly “out of focus” to hide their Photoshop trickery.  Sorry, fotospekter, but I’m not buying it!

Of course all we can do now is wait and see what else surfaces.

What are you thoughts? Is this a real leaked image or a photoshop hoax? Let us know in a comment below.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Philippe

    It looks shopped to me but also like a monster. Though an f/2 zoom will not be small and this goes a little agains the trends I see with photographers appreciating lighter and more compact equipment (at least in the more reportage oriented segments). But then again, we will see ;-)

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