Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM is an updated version of this focal length developed in response to the needs of serious photographers asking for hypersonic motor for fast focus response. Also included is the full-time manual over-ride allowing instant control in low-light situations. Whether you’re shooting in fast paced situations or low light situations this lens can handle it. Approximately 30% smaller and lighter than its competitors from the major camera manufacturers, it’s a dream to handle and carry on your camera all day long. Its price is surprisingly affordable for a top flight professional lens of this caliber. Finally, its outstanding optical formulation makes it a great performer when used for scenic views and landscapes.
Excellent optical performance
ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, two molded glass aspherical lenses and a hybrid aspherical lens provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Large aperture standard zoom lens with compact construction
The lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 94.7mm (3.7″). It is ideal for many situations such as portrait, landscape and general photography.
F2.8 large aperture over the entire zoom range
This lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 over its entire zoom range. It provides freedom of creative expression and is ideal for photography indoors or in dim lighting.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) Hyper Sonic Motor
HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.
Inner focusing system
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation as well as providing high speed AF and convenient handling.
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.
Reduced Flare and Ghosting
The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the lens’ focal length
This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light and reduce internal reflections.
|Lens Construction||14 Elements in 12 Groups|
|Angle of View||84.1-34.3º|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||38 cm / 15 in|
|Filter Size (mm)||82mm|
(Diameter x Length)
|88.6mm x 94.7mm / 3.5in. x 3.7in.|
|Weight||790g / 27.9oz.|