A 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for a ton of photographers and filmmakers, offering a versatile focal length range and a wide maximum aperture. They can be quite expensive, however, which is why Sigma's 24-70mm f/2.8 Art, which is about half the price of first-party options, is so intriguing. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and if it can compete with more expensive options.
- Six F Low Dispersion and two Special Low Dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Three aspherical elements for decreased distortion and increased sharpness
- Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- Stepping motor and fast and quiet autofocus
- Customizable AF-L button
- Zoom lock switch
- Maximum magnification of 1:2.9 at the wide end
- Rounded 11-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
Altogether, the 24-70mm f/2.8 Art looks like a great alternative to first-party options at a very affordable price. Check out the video above for the full rundown.