Sigma Announces the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art for Sony and L-Mount Cameras

Sigma Announces the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art for Sony and L-Mount Cameras

Sigma has just announced its new full-frame lens: the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras.

The 24-70mm joins the 14-24mm f/2.8 as one of Sigma’s “Art” zooms for mirrorless cameras and the manufacturer claims that it is the “ultimate large-aperture standard zoom lens,” offering “best-in-class optical performance.”

As you’d expect from an Art lens, Sigma has packed this with lots of low-dispersion glass and aspherical lenses, aspects of the design which subdue aberrations and maintain optical performance through the zoom range. The lens is dust and splash-proof and has a zoom-locking mechanism in order to stop the barrel from extending unnecessarily.

Other nice features include a customizable AFL button alongside the AF/MF switch and the fact that the minimum focusing distance is just 7 "(18 mm) when the lens is at its widest. For the full list of specifications, click here.

The 14-24mm f/2.8 has proven a popular choice with many photographers (it’s currently backordered on B&H Photo, so sit tight), as well as costing slightly less than was initially anticipated. Strangely, there’s no word on the price just yet on the 24-70mm, but somewhere around $1,399 seems most likely, making it an appealing alternative to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, which weighs in at a meaty $2,198. For Sony shooters, this is also a viable option in place of the much-lauded Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, which offers a very slightly compromised focal range but is significantly lighter and notably more affordable.

Both Sony shooters and L-mount camera owners should be delighted with this news. Will you be placing an order? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Lighter than Sony lens? Something wrong here...

Eric Robinson's picture

It’s interesting to note that the Sigma Sony Mount is 836g as opposed to 1020g for the Canon Mount. The Sony f2.8 lens surprisingly is heavier than the Sigma by just a few grams, coming in at 886g.

Marcus Joyce's picture

That's great where's the z and RF mounts?

I am about to pull the trigger on the relatively new (and expensive) Nikon Z version of the 24-70mm. Obviously cost is a factor and the Sigma's performance is still to be seen however I have great experiences from my other Art lenses so high hopes.

Obviously the elephant in the room is: when and if Sigma (Tamron, Zeiss, Voigtäander, etc) are going to produce Z mount lenses with all the reverse engineering issues...