Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 AF DG DN Art review

Sigma’s new not-so-standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras aims to outgun the competition

5 Star Rating
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 AF DG DN Art review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Buy a full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony or Panasonic and you’ll probably be tempted by the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master or Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8. They’re both fully pro-grade lenses with price tags to match. For those without bottomless pockets, there’s good news in that Sigma has reinvented its highly acclaimed 24-70mm Art lens for SLRs, serving up a similarly sumptuous standard zoom in both Sony E and Leica L mount, but for about half the price.


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    Superb build quality and handling

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    High-tech optical design

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    Super-fast, silent autofocus


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    Typically big and heavy for an f/2.8 zoom

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    Noticeable distortion and vignetting when uncorrected

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Sigma set about putting one over on Canon and Nikon, designing a pro-grade 24-70mm f/2.8 Art-line zoom that was every bit as good as own-brand optics (arguably even better) at a much more affordable price.

The company has now launched a 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens for mirrorless full-frame Sony cameras – as well as for L-mount cameras made by Panasonic, Leica and Sigma. But it’s not just a tweak of the SLR-fit lens, shoehorned into a more mirrorless-friendly format. Instead, the new lens is completely redesigned and boasts some very up-market attractions.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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