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Sigma Rumored to be Working on 24-70 f/2

By Anthony Thurston on July 29th 2013

Sigma has been on a roll this last year or so, with the release of the 35mm f/1.4 and the 18-35mm f/1.8 they have been making waves. Now it looks like they may have another home run coming down the pipe.

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One of the biggest complaints that I have heard regarding the new 18-35 f/1.8 is that it is a crop sensor only lens, meaning that it is essentially useless on any full frame DSLR without a crop mode. Many of you asked, “When will we see a 24-70 f/1.8?”, and it appears that sigma may have heard you.

The latest rumor is that Sigma is positioning itself to release a new 24-70mm f/2 lens, likely during Photokina 2014. Sure, its not f/1.8, but f2 is still pretty sweet given that f/2.8 is the norm for that range. Obviously this is just a rumor, so take it with a pretty big grain of salt, but if this turns out to be legit then this has the potential to be Sigma’s biggest release to date.

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What do you think of this rumor? Do you put much weight to it? Would you like to see a Sigma 24-70 f/2? Let us know in a comment below.

[via Canon Rumors]

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.

13 Comments

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  1. Kevin

    If IQ is as good as the newly 35 f/1.4 Sigma Art, I would love to pick this up to replace the brick.

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  2. Bo

    I have the 35mm 1.4 and I absolutely love that lens! Didn’t like Sigma before the awesome transformation. If the 24-70 2.0 would be real I’d camp in front of stores for the weeks to come.

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  3. Siming

    Not sure where the source of this rumor came from, but if it’s from that “leaked” 24-70 f2 photo, then I doubt it since that photo is fake. It’s just a clever photoshop between the front half of the 120-300 2.8 and the back half of the 18-35 1.8. (I’m not ruling out the possibility that the rumor came from somewhere credible, and that photo was a result of it).

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  4. Chris Renton

    If they can make it so it’s around the same size and weight as a 24-70 2.8, and add some image stabilization, I will buy one straight away! I may be asking too much though :)

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  5. kenneth

    If Sigma would do the 24-70mm f2 with Image Stabilization they would really rock the photo community. :) crossing my fingers and toes!

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  6. Pat Harris

    Yeah! I love my 30 f1.4 from Sigma. Beastly!

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  7. Ralph A.

    If they can fix their auto focusing issues, then I’m sold… but I’m sure this will involve for us buying that device that adjusts the focusing system.

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  8. Jason

    If the quality is anything like their 35 1.4, it will change the industry. I can’t wait.

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  9. Black Z Eddie

    I want this now! I can see this being priced no more than the current brands’ 24-70 f2.8. I would buy this today.

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  10. Quentin Décaillet

    If the IQ is great, I’d sell my 24-70 2.8 in heartbeat to get one sigma’s. I don’t like buying 3rd party lenses (mostly for AF and Customer care issues), but a 24-70 f/2 sounds pretty awesome! Let’s see if it can match the new Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II IQ.
    I’m also wondering if and how Nikon and Canon would react to such a lens.

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  11. Kevin

    Would love to see this one. I purchased the 50-150 F2.8 recently and while it is a monster of a lense, it certainly puts out some extremely sharp images.

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  12. huk

    wouldn’t sell anything. it would be nice to have one

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  13. Tam Nguyen Photography

    I will sell my arm and my leg for this.

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