The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM gives you a lot for less (money), says LensRentals

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM was one of the most anticipated lenses as of late. Can this lens, covering a popular full-frame focal range, beat the offerings of Canon and Nikon?

According to LensRentals’ review, it appears Sigma build another winner, another lens that many people will purchase instead of other offerings. Not only the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM has a significantly lower price ($1,300 vs $1,750 of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II), but it also has image stabilisation (the Canon has not). Add to this the excellent buid quality and you have a what is another great SIgma lens. However, the reviewer points put that both the Canon and Nikon offering in this focal range are sharper.

In the conclusion, the reviewer writes:

[…] the Sigma 24-70mm Art Series does a lot of things great. Keeping the form factor small, while adding the functionality of stabilization is impressive in its own right, and the price point is incredible when compared to what it’s up against. No doubt, if this is the first pro-grade 24-70mm lens you’ve used, you’ll be really impressed with the quality. For those who aren’t in a rush to update their 24-70mm lens, it might be best to wait and see what Tamron has in their newly announced Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2.

Read the review at LensRentals.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sample Images (Photography Blog)

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photography Blog posted a set of  sample photos shot with a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM on a Canon EOS 5DS R.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1,299): B&H Photo | Adorama

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Announced

Tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8

Eventually the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 got oficially announced. The Canon mount version will be available from  September 2, 2017. Pre-order it ($1,199) at Adorama or B&H Photo.

Tamron press release:

Tamron introduces next-generation high-speed 24-70mm F/2.8 zoom lens with advanced features

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032)

Versatile new lens delivers ultra-high image quality, image stabilization of 5 stopd and superb performance even in backlit scenes

June 30, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new high-speed zoom lens, SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032), for full-frame DSLR cameras. Model A032 is a fast F/2.8 zoom that achieves top-level image quality. The new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class*2 (CIPA level of 5 stops*1). The use of specialized, high quality glass materials (offering greater optical transmittance) for the lens element assures superior color reproduction and greater sharpness, while the application of Tamron’s exclusive nanotechnology-based eBAND Coating substantially curbs the ghosting and flare that are prone to occur in backlit photography, successfully improving the overall optical performance of the lens. Additionally, model A032 provides the added conveniences of protective Fluorine Coating, Moisture-Resistant Construction and a locking lens hood. Photographers can use this new high-speed zoom lens for wide-ranging purposes, including landscape, portrait, news, travel and many others.

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More Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 specifications leaked, ships August 2017

Tamron sp 24-70mm

A more detailled specifications list of the upcomning Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 leaked over the web. According to the rumor, pre-orders in Japan will start June 30,  2017. The Tamron is expected to start shipping on August 2, 2017.

  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.38 m
  • Maximum magnification: 1:5
  • Image stabilization: 5 stops
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 88.4 mm
  • Length: 111 mm (for Canon), 108.5 mm (for Nikon)
  • Weight: 905 g (for Canon), 900 g (for Nikon)
  • Adopting a new control system “dual MPU”, realizes the best image stabilization effect in the class and dramatic improvement in AF accuracy and speed
  • Antifouling coat and simple drip-proof construction adopted
  • A locking mechanism is newly installed in the hood
  • Adopt electromagnetic aperture system for Nikon
  • TAP-in Console compatible

Tamron promises to deliver 5 stops of image stabilisation, thanks to a new technology named “dual MPU”, which I never heard of before.

Announcement coming very soon. Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 specification leaked

Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specification Leaked

The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be announced soon. Yesterday we had pictures of the lens, today some specifications:

  • Model A032
  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 15 inches (about 0.38 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 5
  • Image stabilization effect: About 4.5 steps
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter × length: 3.5 in × 4.4 in (about 89 mm × 112 mm)
  • Weight: 31.9 oz (approx 904 g)
  • North American Price: $ 1299

Announcement is expected for friday June 23, 2017.