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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 05:03:55 PM »
If only there were a body with IS we could mount this on... :P


I mainly shoot primes, and I think this is actually a pretty useful focal range. (my current favorite is the 28mm f/2.8 IS, it's on my camera 80% of the time)


I also do a lot of nightscapes and very low-light hand held shooting on alpine climbs.


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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 05:03:55 PM »

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2015, 05:19:08 PM »
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but then again, there's the 200L f2 vs the 70-200 2.8 is ii, and people still go for the f2 at triple the price, so what do I know. "




I hated the 200 f2, ditched it in record speed. I am with you on that lens.
I do love the 135 f2, but not the 200.
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2015, 05:20:18 PM »
This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.

In theory.

I agree with ahsanford; 24-50 f/2 would have been very interesting.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2015, 05:40:01 PM »
This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.

In theory.

I agree with ahsanford; 24-50 f/2 would have been very interesting.
that would have been close to the sigma efs 18-35 1.8 for crops, which seemed to sell well.
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2015, 05:52:21 PM »
This is not a very interesting range of zoom.
But the thought of replacing primes 24, 28, 35mm F2 opening looks great.

Canon offers 24mm F2.8 IS great, but is not able to F2.
Canon offers 28mm F1.8 but image quality is mediocre.
Canon offers 35mm F2 IS great, but is not always enough wide angle.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2015, 06:12:18 PM »
I'm holding out for the 29-30 f/1.9
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2015, 06:12:35 PM »
Aside from its size, stylistically this would be great as a street shooters lens, forced portrait lens. Distortion, image quality, filter diameter (77mm hopefully) and the right price, would mean instant buy for me.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2015, 06:36:32 PM »
This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.

In theory.

I agree with ahsanford; 24-50 f/2 would have been very interesting.
that would have been close to the sigma efs 18-35 1.8 for crops, which seemed to sell well.

its hard  to believe that this is the best sigma could do with this lens. it shouldn't be that hard to make a lens with a bit more range than 24-35 keep in mind that the 18-35 works on ff from 28-35 and its 1.8

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2015, 06:40:21 PM »

24-70 f/2 = a really big deal.  Would be a landmark lens provided the IQ is there and it's not +3 pounds over a 24-70 f/2.8.

24-50 f/2 = a clever hybrid of primes vs. zooms that some would certainly buy.  (I would.)

24-35 f/2 = seems like a vanity piece for Sigma to say 'First ever!', drop the mic, and move on.  Meh.

I think this lens will not fare well commercially at such a limited FL range.

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I disagree, as someone pointed out on Facebook.... it's sort of like a Tri-Elmar from Leica.. it's a 24 f/2, 28 f/2 and 35 f/2 in one lens.

This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.
I agree in principle on this.  If the quality is REALLY like top primes, then I could see it replacing 2 primes for a lot of people.  Sometime when going out for the day that is all you need when your trying to go with just 2-3 lenses.  However; It may not have a really wide appeal though as many would just go 24-70mm, but surely SIGMA knows this so either the rumor/leak is wrong or they feel they have something really special in terms of performance and weight that warrants this lens.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2015, 07:01:24 PM »
Aside from its size, stylistically this would be great as a street shooters lens, forced portrait lens. Distortion, image quality, filter diameter (77mm hopefully) and the right price, would mean instant buy for me.
If the picture of this lens is true, the filter diameter is 82mm.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2015, 07:46:31 PM »
The 35 1.4 will be sold off as soon as this arrives.

That does bring up an interesting question.  Would it be a good idea to get this new lens and replace the 35mm?

If I did not already have the 35mm, I think this new zoom would be handy.  But if I already have their 35mm  I wonder dumping it will be a good idea.

Is there an expectation that a 24-35 Art will have the same IQ as the 35mm Art prime?
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2015, 07:56:09 PM »

24-70 f/2 = a really big deal.  Would be a landmark lens provided the IQ is there and it's not +3 pounds over a 24-70 f/2.8.

24-50 f/2 = a clever hybrid of primes vs. zooms that some would certainly buy.  (I would.)

24-35 f/2 = seems like a vanity piece for Sigma to say 'First ever!', drop the mic, and move on.  Meh.

I think this lens will not fare well commercially at such a limited FL range.

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I disagree, as someone pointed out on Facebook.... it's sort of like a Tri-Elmar from Leica.. it's a 24 f/2, 28 f/2 and 35 f/2 in one lens.

This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.

I agree with you CR. As you know with all camera gear, people expect it to be built and tailored to their needs, and nobody else. I just responded on FB about what this lens means for me. I don't shoot at 24mm and need a 1.4 prime. I don't shoot at 35mm and need an 1.4 prime. I do, however, shoot at these lengths a lot at weddings when I'm taking dance floor shots, walking around the reception, getting group shots, etc. This lens will be great for those dark environments and I could easily see having it attached to a second body slung over the shoulder while I walk around with my 50 Art or 135L getting the beautiful details.

I like it because this now solves my need to ever buy a 24 or 35mm prime. I use 50, 85, and 135 like nobody's business, but these shorter focal lengths are for much different purposes.

I'm sure people will say just buy a 24-70 f/2.8L II, and I almost did...I even owned the original. I just know I would buy it and an stabilized version would soon follow. I plan to wait on the Canon with IS before jumping back into another $1800+ zoom....or if Sigma does something with an IS version.

To add, the look of Art glass is something to be experienced. You either love it with everything you've ever appreciated in images, or you could live without it...I'm the former. Haha

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2015, 08:05:37 PM »
I'm holding out for the 29-30 f/1.9

+1  That's where I'm at. 

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2015, 08:16:50 PM »
its hard  to believe that this is the best sigma could do with this lens. it shouldn't be that hard to make a lens with a bit more range than 24-35 keep in mind that the 18-35 works on ff from 28-35 and its 1.8

lol, Sigma crams in as much as possible and appears to have achieved a first of its kind lens, and here is somebody saying it wouldn't be hard to do more.  They have to abide by the laws of physics you know, and maintain a certain standard of image quality. 




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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2015, 08:23:05 PM »

24-70 f/2 = a really big deal.  Would be a landmark lens provided the IQ is there and it's not +3 pounds over a 24-70 f/2.8.

24-50 f/2 = a clever hybrid of primes vs. zooms that some would certainly buy.  (I would.)

24-35 f/2 = seems like a vanity piece for Sigma to say 'First ever!', drop the mic, and move on.  Meh.

I think this lens will not fare well commercially at such a limited FL range.

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I disagree, as someone pointed out on Facebook.... it's sort of like a Tri-Elmar from Leica.. it's a 24 f/2, 28 f/2 and 35 f/2 in one lens.

This is a pretty big deal in lens design for full frame DSLRs.

not really - it's freaking huge. the tri-elmar wasn't a gigantic 2lbs lens that this one is looking like it's going to roll in at.

this thing? game changer? no, can't see it.

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Re: SIGMA Announces the 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2015, 08:23:05 PM »