Sigma's new flagship lens sets new standards for standard zooms

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II lens being held by a photographer
(Image credit: Sigma)

Sigma has just unveiled its latest flagship lens, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art II for E and L Mount. And while my first instinct was to say that it's bigger and better than its predecessor, it's actually smaller and better. A lot smaller – and potentially a lot better, too. 

It's the second generation of the 5-star Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens, which was arguably the best standard trinity lens you can buy. Not just in terms of performance but also price, when compared to expensive first-party options. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.