Yesterday, we shared the hot rumor going around that Sigma was cooking up a new 24-35mm F/2 lens for full frame. It seemed unlikely at first, but later, actual product images started surfacing, and it seems like the rumors would be correct.
This morning, Sigma made it official, announcing the new 24-35mm F/2 DG HSM Art lens. The new lens features a lens design made up of 18 elements in 13 groupings, with a minimum aperture of F/16, a rounded aperture with 9 blades, and a front filter thread of 82mm.
The new 24-35mm f/2 also weighs in at 33.2oz, or 940g, making it quite hefty. But beyond that, the lens looks to have that same global vision fit and finish that we are used to seeing from Sigma as of late. The lens is designed to be able to replace your fast 24, 28 and 35mm prime lenses in one, and I have no doubt it will do that nicely.
The question is, how many of you actually use 24, 28, and 35mm primes regularly enough that you are switching between the three of them? If the answer is often, then this is probably going to be a killer lens for you.
So far, Sigma has not announced any pricing or availability for this lens, so really all we know is that the lens is real at this point. We can’t pre-order it (yet) and we can’t mark a day on our calendars to go check it out. I don’t know about you, but I hate it when companies do this; if you aren’t ready to announce even a basic ‘the end of June’ sort of availability, then you shouldn’t be announcing the lens, in my opinion.
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I want to know what you think about this new announcement? Have your opinions changed at all since the rumor came out last night? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!