Jun 182015
Sigma 24-35mm f2 Art

Sigma 24-35mm f2
A new Full frame Sigma 24-35mm f/2 lens will be announced in the near future. As Sigma announced it is the World’s first f/2 zoom lens available for FF cameras, prime lens performance with zoom lens versatility.
sigma 24-35mm f2 Art
The look and finish of the lens is similar to the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens.

At first it is a strange focal length from Sigma, but after the success of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 art a new lens is coming. As the focal length looks it is a similar lens to the 18-35mm for Full frame cameras, with a little wider wide angle and little less reach for telephoto. It is like a 16-22mm on Dx cameras.

For those who don’t heard about the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens yet, it is a tack sharp lens at wide open at any focal length, which is unique, sharper than many fixed lenses, but for Aps-C cameras.

The f/2 brightness gives lot more bokeh on Full frame than the f/1.8 on Aps-C. Many people use their Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lenses for Full frame cameras already. The pricing and availability of the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 Art is not yet known.

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art
Canon EF mount, Nikon F, Sigma SA mounts expected first
Filter size:
82 mm
Lens elements / groups:
No info yet, but complex design I guess (update 18 lens elements /in 13 groups)
Exotic Lens elements:
Several exotic elements expected, ( update 1 Fluorite and 7 Sld glass elements)
940 g ( 33.2 oz. )
87.6×122.7 mm / 3.4×4.8 inch
Close focus distance:
No information about it yet, probably 0.3 m ( 1′) seems the most likely (update 28cm 1′)
yes HSM drive
Front element rotates:
Moving barrel elements during focusing:
Focus preset modes:
No data yet
Af-mf switch
Lens Mount material:
Full Frame or FX
0.23 x
Reproduction ratio:
1: 4.4
Aperture blades:
9 rounded diaphragm blades is the most likely
Distance scale:
Manual focus override:
Focal length:
24-35 mm
Max Aperture:
f/2 in the whole range
Min Aperture:
Angle of view:
84°-63° on Full frame
FTM (Manual focus override):
Focus limiter:
Tripod mount ring:
Lens hood:
yes, front and back lens cap, lens hood, case
Tilt / shift:


The price of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens is 800 USD, the new lens expected to be more expensive as it is a Full frame lens.

Optical quality

If the optical quality of the new lens will be as good as the quality of the earlier 18-35mm f/1.8, the lens will be a hot seller. There are 8 exotic glass elements in the lens construction incuding FLD glass which means it can be a very good lens.