Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art review: the Mark II edition comes with a raft of upgrades and improvements

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art aims to set a new standard, or at least standard zoom, for Sony E and Leica L mount mirrorless cameras

5 Star Rating
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I was very much impressed by the original Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art when I reviewed it back in 2020. The Mark II edition is lighter, faster (in terms of autofocus) and adds a feast of extra handling finery. It’s not only a great lens, but great value for money. Win, win!


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    Top-grade glass and build

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    Aperture ring and Fn buttons

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    Super-fast autofocus


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    Limited mount options

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    No optical stabilizer

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    Typical extending inner barrel

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I have quite a history with Sigma 24-70mm ‘trinity’ zooms. I owned the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and it was my go-to lens for several years before I went mirrorless. And speaking of mirrorless, I’m also a fan of the subsequent Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 AF DG DN Art for Sony E and Leica L mount cameras. 

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Mount optionsSony E, L-mount
Lens construction19 elements in 15 groups
Angle of view84.1-34.3 degrees
Diaphragm blades11
Minimum aperturef/22
Minimum focus distance0.17m (W) 0.34m (T)
Maximum magnification0.37x (W) 0.25x (T)
Filter size82mm
Weight735g (E) 745g (L)
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FeaturesAdvanced features include a click/de-click aperture ring and two Fn buttons.★★★★★
DesignThe Mark II sheds a little weight while enhancing autofocus speed and quality.★★★★★
PerformanceFast and consistently accurate autofocus teams up with excellent image quality.★★★★★
ValueCompared with own-brand ‘trinity’ standard zooms, the Sigma Mark II is bargain.★★★★★
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master II

The Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master II is a fabulous lens and even lighter than the weight-shedding Mark II version of the Sigma. It has similarly refined handling characteristics and superb overall performance, but is considerably pricier to buy.

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8

The Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 is quite a weighty beast at 935g and, again, lacks optical image stabilization. Handling is rather more basic but unusually in this day and age, it does have a focus distance scale printed on the front section of the barrel.

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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! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.