Lens review

Sigma A 24-35 mm f/2.0 DG HSM

Sigma A 24-35 mm f/2.0 DG HSM
29 July 2015
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Undoubtedly the Sigma Corporation would like to produce fixed focus lenses faster than those of their rivals but it is not an easy task. Designing a Canon or Sony mount 1.0/50 or 1.2/35 lens with an autofocus is doable but when it comes to the Nikon system it remains very difficult, even impossible. Mind you Sigma want to offer their products in many mount versions.

Taking all of it into account the company has chosen another way: they decided to produce telephoto lenses with interesting, original parameters. The first was the Sigma A 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM, launched in April 2013. Because of its unusual parameters it was acclaimed as a lens which reactivated professional usage of APS-C/DX reflex cameras.

The Sigma A 24-35 mm f/2.0 DG HSM was the next lens of that series, launched in June 2015. In that case the focal range is no longer so impressive but you have to remember that instrument might substitute three relatively fast ‘prime’ lenses and you get it all in one casing. If you own the Sigma you don’t have to think whether a 24 mm or a 35 mm would be better for your piece of reportage; everything you need is there, ready to use.

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Now we would like to thank both the Sigma Corporation Headquarters and its Polish subsidiary, the Sigma ProCentrum for sending us the final version of the tested lens very fast indeed.

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Sigma A 24-35 mm f/2.0 DG HSM - Introduction

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