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Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 ART Lens Comes To E-Mount Via MC-11

By Kishore Sawh on July 6th 2017

Few lens announcements get the attention of the photography community on a whole like Sigma ART lenses, and the new 24-70 2.8 ART is less and exception of that, and more the embodiment of it. It’s like a “Cry Baby” sour gum ball that get’s everyone salivating at the idea of quality at a discount. The problem today, however, is that a significant amount of the market that would buy these lenses aren’t just Nikon and Canon shooters, but Sony, and Sigma doesn’t make one with native Sony mount.

However, to address that issue there exists the MC-11 EF-E adapter and it is continually updated through firmware, with the latest update bringing Sigma 24-70 ART compatibility.

The MC-11 comes in two flavors, either the MC-11 SA-E for Sigma lenses onto Sony E or the EF-E for Canon mount lenses onto Sony E-mount. So, if you’re a Sony shooter and you fancy a 24-70 ART you’ll likely be buying the Canon variant and the MC-11 EF-E. You can buy them separately or as a bundle here.

More than that, however, the update also brings support for the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for SIGMA .

While we understand that functionality of cameras and lenses is sometimes hindered with adapters, it still opens up a large line of well-priced and performance glass for Sony shooters. If you’re an e-mount shooter and looking for a native 24-70 2.8 you’re looking at the 24-70 2.8 G Master, which will run you $2,200 (but is a thing os beauty), and you can get the Sigma for $1,300 if you have the adapter already, or $1,550 with the adapter – considerably less.

You can find the update here on Sigma’s firmware page.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Akshay J Lakhani

    sigma 24-70 art or canon 24-70 2.8 ii which one to buy ?

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  2. Black Z Eddie

    Damn, I might have to go this route.  I keep hearing how inconsistent Sigma’s adapters are, though they allow more features than Sony’s.  I currently have Sony’s LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 and are freakin’ rock solid.

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  3. akshay lakhani

    waiting for comparison canon 24-70 vs sigma 24-70 

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  4. adam sanford

    Canonites are drooling over this lens because the native EF portfolio lacks as 24-70 f/2.8 IS.  It’s a Canon gap, Sigma offers something to fill that gap, and they’ll make some money off of that.

    But doesn’t IBIS really limit the sexiness of this lens to Sony owners?  They could just slap any old 24-70 f/2.8 on their A7/A9 rig and be in business, and with first party AF routines.  Why roll the dice on an iffy adaptored lens experience just to get a feature that’s already baked into the body?

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    • Kishore Sawh

      Well, for Sony users it’s a bit limited. Other than the 24-70 G master there isn’t a first party fast 24-70. But ooh that G Master is a gem. 

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