In recent years, Sigma has been putting out some really nice lenses. They’re definitely a step up from the old Sigma lenses.
Sigma has divided their recent lenses into three different ranges. The lenses in the Sports range are aimed at photographers shooting on location with fast-moving action; things like sports and wildlife. The lenses in the Contemporary range put an emphasis on general-purpose versatility. The Art range, of which this lens is part, puts an emphasis on optical quality.
I have much more detail in the review, but the short version is that I found the optical quality to be generally excellent and autofocusing to be a bit weak—understandable on a lens in the Art range. The vignetting at wide apertures is pretty heavy, and focusing at infinity at f/2 wasn’t as sharp as it could be. But from around f/4, those issues start to disappear.
The Sigma 24-35mm has a constant maximum aperture of f/2 combined with a relatively wide angle of view ranging from 84.1° at its widest to 63.4° zoomed in. It is configured in 18 elements in 13 groups with 9 rounded diaphragm blades, takes 82mm filters, and has a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (28 cm).
Sample Images Taken with a Sigma 24-35mm f/2.0 DG Art Lens
Here are some sample images shot with this lens across a range of different subjects, scene styles, and apertures. Most of these were shot in lowish light to try out the fast apertures available on this lens.
The zoom focal length and aperture are included under each one, and you can click on an image to open a full-resolution version if you’d like a closer look.
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Price & Availability
There are versions for Nikon, Canon, and Sigma mounts. Sigma set the manufacturer’s suggested price at $999.
Since I originally posted this, Sigma has discontinued this model and it has become harder to find new. But there’s a good chance you might be able to find a used copy in great condition. Some good places to try are:
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