Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art first impression

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Sigma has announced another Art series wide angle lens 24-35mm f/2 Art. This lens is Sigma’s fifth Art series lens. It is also the world’s first full frame f/2 zoom lens covering a common wide angle from 24mm to 35mm. The lens is constructed with 18 elements in 13 groups. There is 1 premium FLD glass (performance equal to flourite) and 7 SLD glass elements to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration. If the build quality and performance are anything like the 24mm f/1.4 Art and 35mm f/1.4 Art, we are going to see one awesome lens. It is quite a surprise to see Sigma is releasing this lens first rather than a more common 24-70mm f/2.8.

The size of the lens is very similar to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 and it has an 82mm filter thread. For a lens that has 1.5x zoom only (24-35mm), it is consider quite big. For those who favour to shoot wide will gain an extra stop from this lens which is prefect for those low light situation, otherwise the 24-70mm f/2.8 is much more versatile. This lens is not going to replace your 24-70mm but it might be a good alternative for those who are using 24mm and 35mm primes. If 24-35mm is your most used focal length and you don’t need super fast aperture like f/1.4 then this lens is for you.  Not to mention this lens is perfect to pair up with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4.

You can order your Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art here [Canon | Nikon | Sigma]


Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art specification

Lens Construction

18 Elements in 13 Groups

Angle of View


Number of Diaphragm Blades

9 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture


Minimum Focusing Distance

28 cm / 11 in

Filter Size (mm)


Maximum Magnifications


(Diameter x Length)

87.6×122.7 mm/3.4×4.8 in


940g/ 33.2oz

Corresponding Mounts

Sigma, Canon, Nikon


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About Kent Yu

Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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