Sigma’s latest optic claims the title of being the first full-frame zoom lens to offer an aperture of f/2, but is it a viable alternative to the manufacturer’s wideangle primes? Michael Topham finds out
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A Review – Introduction
Three years ago, Sigma released three new product lines (Contemporary, Art and Sport) with the intention of streamlining its lens range while simultaneously bringing its products up to date. The first three lenses to be announced, one of which is the highly regarded 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A, featured a clean and modern design – a characteristic that’s played a big role in redefining Sigma’s lenses and makes them particularly attractive for today’s enthusiast and professional photographers.
Sigma has continued to add some highly impressive new lenses to its three product lines in the past couple of years. Two examples include the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM | A and the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A – the former scooping the zoom lens of the year at the AP awards in 2014 and the latter picking up the fixed focal length lens award earlier this year. We’ve recently been presented with another Sigma lens that looks as if it will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors: the 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A. Designed to appeal to photographers who are after an all-in-one wideangle zoom with a fast aperture, I’m eager to find out how it compares, both in terms of its optical performance and versatility, to Sigma’s 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A and 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A lenses.