It seems like Sigma is going all-in on their full-frame mirrorless lens portfolio with a recent announcement that gives L-Mount and E-Mount photographers a new lens option – the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Series Zoom Lens. The 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens is a welcomed native lens for mirrorless photographers; giving them a classic, all-around workhorse lens. Here’s what to expect.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Specs
- Mount/System: L-mount (Leica, Panasonic, Sigma) / E-mount (Sony)
- Zoom lock switch
- Lens hood with a lock
- Mount with dust- and splash-proof structure
- Compatible with the Lens Aberration Correction
- Available Mount conversion service
- Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
- Evaluation with Sigma’s own MTF measuring system: A1
- 11-blade rounded diaphragm
- High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
Why it matters
For pro photographers and enthusiasts that have been pining (or more realistically) adapting DSLR lenses to work with their new mirrorless systems, a native, fast 24-70mm zoom lens is a godsend. The 24-70mm focal range has long been considered the workhorse standard for any working photographer that allows maximum flexibility. It’s fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and 11-blade construction should deliver pleasing results from everything from landscapes, street, and portrait photography.
This is a lens built for mirrorless, so one of the obvious stand-out features is the shorter flange distance – allowing for a shorter/lighter build and because it is a Sigma Art series lens, you can expect solid construction that is dust and splash-proof so you can focus on making photographs instead of the weather report. This Nano Porous coated lens is design to cut down ghosting and flaring and significantly reduce aberrations.
Pricing & Availability
The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount in mid-November 2019 through authorized US dealers. Pricing will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, be sure to check out the official product page on Sigma’s website for more details.