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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.


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]

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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.

Q&A Discussions

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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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