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Sigma Introduces 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art Lens; More Info at B&H Photo

Sigma has announced version II of their flagship 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, featuring improved optics, faster AF performance, and a smaller, lighter design.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Apple–B&H is pleased to share the new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art lens, featuring improved optics, a smaller and lighter design, and faster focusing performance. It’s an evolution of one of their most beloved, flagship lenses and a standout zoom within their DG DN Art lineup with enough versatility to handle everyday shooting needs.

Sigma’s reputation for optical excellence doesn’t disappoint, and you can expect to produce well-controlled, sharp, and color-rich imagery in a variety of conditions. The lens has been redesigned to achieve greater sharpness throughout the zoom range and improved clarity and consistency throughout the aperture range, with excellent rendering all the way to f/2.8. Aspherical elements, FLD, and SLD are all present in the optical layout, as well as Nano Porous and Super Multi-Layer Coatings.

Thanks to the upgraded optics, this lens is now able to focus as close as 6.7” at the wide end, compared to 7.1” with the previous version. This slight-but-significant improvement equates to a 1:2.7 maximum magnification ratio, making this a suitable lens for close-up shooting. Also, Sigma has reduced focus breathing to help keep the angle of view consistent while recording video.

The new version of the 24-70mm f/2.8 has a more compact, nimble build along with improved on-lens controls. Compared to the first gen lens, this one is approximately 7% smaller and 10% lighter—it measures 4.7” long and weighs 1.6 lb while the original is 4.8” long and 1.8 lb. In addition to the sleeker profile, the version II gains a manual aperture ring for easier switching between f/stops and the ring can be de-clicked to benefit video applications. Also, it now sports two AFL buttons—the second button is on top of the lens and suits shooting in vertical orientation.

Autofocus performance has been improved too with the addition of an HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor that is up to three times faster than its predecessor for quicker, more responsive focusing to better capture moving subjects.

The 24-70mm f/2.8 II retains its dust- and splash-resistant construction, a water- and oil-repellant coating, and a zoom lock switch to keep the lens set at the widest focal length and smallest length during travel. It also includes a petal-style lens hood and features the same 11-blade diaphragm design as its predecessor, which is great for bokeh quality. Also, as expected, the lens will be available in both Sony E and L-mount versions.

The 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens will be available in both Sony E and L-mount versions.

YouTube First Look – Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens

Learn all about the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens

About B&H Photo Video

As the world’s largest source of photography, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for over 50 years.

Visitors to the website can access a variety of educational videos and enlightening articles. The B&H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in-house specialists. You can view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world’s foremost experts and interviews with some of technology’s most dynamic personalities. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel here. In addition to videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals, as well as our award-winning podcasts.

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Geoffrey Ngai

B&H Photo Video



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