The latest lens to arrive at AP’s headquarters is the new Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A. Announced back in June, the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 is billed as the world’s first large-aperture full-frame zoom that offers a constant aperture of f/2 throughout the range. It’s based on the design and concept of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM | A – the world’s first zoom to offer a constant aperture of f/1.8.
Keen to emphasise the lens as a viable alternative to fixed focal length primes, the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A offers the angle of view equivalent to that of three wideangle lenses. Its key benefit is that it doesn’t require you to physically switch lenses and it’s an optic that’s likely to receive great interest from Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A users looking for a fast yet versatile zoom covering wide focal lengths.
The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM | A features a minimum focusing distance of 28cm, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, making it suitable for close-up shooting as well as landscapes and reportage photography. The lens also features a super multi-layer coating aimed to reduce flare and ghosting, and contains a hypersonic motor to provide high-speed autofocus.
With our review sample arriving in Canon mount, we paired it up with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and headed off to the Kent Coast to take a series of sample images. Here, we’ve posted our first images taken with the lens prior to bringing you our full review.
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM A sample images
The selection of images in our sample gallery were taken in Margate, Kent. Below you’ll find further examples illustrating the corner shading across the aperture range (f/2-f/16) at 24mm.