Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art Series Lens Review

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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Sigma Art Series Lens Review.

Today we’re going to look at the newly arrived Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art Series Lens.

A lot of you will know that Sigma have released a lot of Art Series lenses lately and all of them are spectacularly good. Optically they are basically sitting themselves on top of the pile.

Sigma has now released a very interesting lens, the 24-35 f/2 DG Art Series Lens.

So the “DG” designation means this is a full frame lens and you can get it obviously in the Nikon or Canon mount.

Of course you can also use it on crop sensor cameras which would make it around about a 36 to 50 f/2 Semi wide to standard focal length but on a full frame it’s a sort of a wide to semi wide angle lens all-in-one.

The F/2 aperture is a constant aperture all the way through the range, if you want to use it “wide open”. This lens will let in lots of light and consequently, it is a large lens folks.

The lens weighs just under a kilo. But hey, it’s f/2, very fast and obviously the quality of this lens is superior to anything else of this ilk. In fact it actually stands alone there’s nothing else like this.

Where would you use a lens like this guys and gals?

Well street photography, landscapes, it would also be very good when videoing in low light. If you are a concert photographer, this would be an ideal lens, again because it’s a great sort of wide-angle lens.

If you’re at the front of the stage and you need that low light capability. It’s like having a 24mm, a 28mm and 35mm f/2 all in one lens. Yes it is big and heavy but it’s not as inconvenient as carrying two or three wide-angle lenses to do the job and optically this will rival prime lenses.

It is very very sharp particularly at 24mm where it really shines and even wide open at f/2. I can’t tell you how good optically this is it is fantastic.

The Sigma 24-35 takes 82mm filters, so you do want to put a filter on something like this.

It is a beautifully designed lens with a lovely manual focus ring. If you do want to focus manually. It’s all internal focus and internal workings so lens does not change size or extend out when you zoom. It doesn’t rotate the front end when you’re focusing as well so for polarizing filter is not a problem. Nor is graduated filter for landscapes.

It’s just an amazing lens.
Street photographers, landscape photographers, your concert photographers, social photographers, this is a ‘ripper’. But as I say, it is quite big.

So folks you want something that’s going to give you the optical quality of a prime lens, this is the one. Put this lens on the shopping list.

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG Art Series Lens

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