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First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:36:44 AM »

Just saw this at CW:
http://www.canonwatch.com/rumor-first-picture-of-sigma-24-70mm-f2-lens-leaked/

I am not speaking to the legitimacy of a low-res photo.  It may be fake.

BUT, presuming it is real, I've superimposed known glass in PS, in this case, the 24-70 F/2.8L II.

My very crude PS ruler work yields that the new Sigma 24-70 F/2 comes out to:

1.56x as a long as a 24-70 II (at the 24mm end)
1.20x the filter diameter as the 24-70 II (or, roughly 98mm on the Sigma)

And we could also start guessing if we're looking at an internally focusing lens here.  It may not telescope beyond the length shown in the picture, like a Canon 70-200.

Mad speculation is fun sometimes.   :D

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First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:36:44 AM »

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 10:55:27 AM »
It might also come in much heavier then the Canon 24-70 2.8 mkII.
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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 11:05:37 AM »

There's no *might* about that.

This thing will be a pickle jar.  I currently have a bet going with a friend.  He seems to think this beast will be under two pounds.   That money is as good as mine.

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 11:43:52 AM »

There's no *might* about that.

This thing will be a pickle jar.  I currently have a bet going with a friend.  He seems to think this beast will be under two pounds.   That money is as good as mine.

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Considering the 35/1.4 weighs nearly a pound and a half, I think you're pretty safe.

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 12:12:02 PM »
I guess that it is a fake based on this picture:

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 12:23:19 PM »
I guess that it is a fake based on this picture:



I wouldn't doubt it for two reasons:

  • The front element seems to have an oversized rubbery ring that you expect in a sports lens (like the 120-300) but wouldn't in a standard zoom.  That ring is good for shock but a mess to sneak into a bag -- standard zooms need to be quickly retrievable.
  • Most suspiciously, look at the lens identifying text -- the 1:2 looks different than the other text, and there is what looks to be mottling/poor cloning just to the left of the 35 marking.

My needle is leaning towards fake at this point, but I'm not dead set on that.  As with all of these, it's the leak of multiple images from different views that pushes the needle to authentic.

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 12:30:00 PM »
Agreed this kind of just looks like a composited 18-35 1.8 + 120-300 2.8

Also agreed it's fun to randomly speculate and daydream about this lens...
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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 12:30:00 PM »

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 04:59:41 PM »
Definitely fake. Why would they put the gigantic zoom ring from the 120-300 S as the focus ring and have a tiny zoom ring?

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 05:37:22 PM »
yeah..I agree...that photo is very suspicious....I am thinking totally bogus...but it DOES make my 24-70mm II seem small now!
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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 02:29:36 AM »
For me the big clue is the gap between "70" and "mm" printed on the lens.  Sigma don't put spaces here, it should read "70mm".
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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 03:22:58 AM »
fake for shure, but the size seems about right. try sticking that in the face of your bride at a wedding :D as nice as f2.0 would be, i think that lens will be very cumbersome and not ideal to use for many situations....

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Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 03:22:58 AM »