• Sigma 24-70 f/2:



    rumor has it sigma is cooking up a 24-70 f/2 constant aperture zoom for FF bodies. This could be amazing. I sold my 24-70 to fund my XE1 kit, but I might consider grabbing one of these depending on the size/specs. I really hope they include OS and it costs <$1500... the 18-35mm f/1.8 that's crop only does NOT include OS, but it's $800 so that could actually make <$1500 with OS and covering FF possible...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sigma 24-70 f/2: started by jacobsen1 View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. MoLS's Avatar
      Think it'll replace their current 24-70 offerings?

      I'd love it if they'd make an f/4 version!
    1. jacobsen1's Avatar
      they're saying it'll cost less than canon's new f/2.8 version which is right around there, so I'm guessing it'll at least start with a 1... Their 35mm is amazing, I've been loving it enough I'm considering swapping my 85 to their 1.4 version...
    1. MoLS's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
      they're saying it'll cost less than canon's new f/2.8 version which is right around there, so I'm guessing it'll at least start with a 1... Their 35mm is amazing, I've been loving it enough I'm considering swapping my 85 to their 1.4 version...
      I looked up the cost of the 18-35/1.8 and retracted my estimate.
    1. MoLS's Avatar
      If you use the 65% Sigma/Canon ratio from the 35/1.4s and use the new Canon 24-70 as the benchmark it'd come it right at $1500. But the wider aperture will likely screw that up.
    1. rkane's Avatar
      Sigma is doing a bang up job lately. It's like a user is at the helm or something.
    1. jacobsen1's Avatar
      ^ yeah, no doubt. The 1.8 zoom is an amazing concept. Some people are giving it crap for such a short range but that's unfair IMHO. It's not replacing your 2.8 zoom people, it's replacing ~3 primes in your bag. That and one longer tele prime and you're good to go. This zoom at f/2 on FF could basically do the same thing, and if it's 24-70 it's covering even more of a range so all you'd really need is a 85 or 135 basically and you'd be set for event photography. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 35mm. I trust it's AF more so than my canon 85mm 1.8 which says a lot.
    1. ppower's Avatar
      Next up: 70-200 f/2.

      A 24-70 on crop works as such an amazing portrait range for me. This would give it a range like 35-105 f/2.8 in FF, and that would really do a fine job for most people.
    1. tehshortbus's Avatar
      ^ you the first to say that out right, 24-70 is good on a crop, Ive been tempted to do.
    1. ppower's Avatar
      On crop I use my 17-50 2.8 for a walk around, and my 28-75 2.8 is exclusively for portraits. I wish there were a 35-105 2.8 lens to be similar.
    1. tehshortbus's Avatar
      ah ok... makes sense
    1. jacobsen1's Avatar
      yeah, 24-70s are great crop lenses for shooting people. For a documentary/PJ lens (which is what it was designed to do, aka a "mid range zoom") it's not the right FLs for that, but yeah, 35-100ish is perfect for ports.
    1. kayone's Avatar
      Holy crap, my wallet is itching now, altho that $1500 price point is unrealistic wishful thinking. I'd love to pay for a lens like that at that price, but because that's a price point I'm ok with, I know it'll certainly be higher. I'm thinking it'll be at least $2K for such a wide aperture.
    1. ppower's Avatar
      Even at $2000 with quality they have recently shown, I just might be in. For now I'll keep my older style Tamron 28-75, but I will definitely wait on spending money on the new Tammy 24-70 VC, although that has weather sealing whereas the Art Series does not. Sigma will only have sealing on their Sports line which is a shame.
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