Sigma rumored to announce a new 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM full frame lens next year


Sigma is rumored to announce a new 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM lens. The lens is expected to be released next year during the 2014 Photokina show in Germany. The new lens will be priced below the Canon's 24-70 f/2.8 ($2,299).

Update: here is a mockup of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM full frame lens by


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  • King of Swaziland

    Once, you could have laughed and called bullexcrement.

    Since then, Sigma released an f/1.8 Zoom.

    Apparently all bets are off now…

  • padlockd

    I haven’t been a big fan of Sigma lenses, but I have to admit that they’re really stepping it up! Nice!

    • Remedy

      That’s where You are mistaken. Sigma lenses are great.

      • Henri De Vreese

        New ones: GREAT
        Pre-A/S type lenses: pretty bad compared to others

      • I have a 70-200mm f2.8 Sigma from a few years back that has been returned several times to be fixed/calibrated and it still produces unusably unsharp images at anything above f8. :/

      • Mr Majestyk

        Art, Sport and Contemporary are excellent, some of their older stuff has been quite ordinary, if not optically the old coffee grinder AF was appalling. In the earlier days it was mainly their macros lenses that were very good.

  • TFK

    God it will change the game, let’s see what Nikon and Canon will do about it.

    • AM

      Meanwhile at Nikon and Canon headquarters….(crickets chirping).

      • Fred Flintstone

        They are flat out creating patents for lenses, give them a break!

        • Henri De Vreese

          Plz, less patenting, more making ;).

      • Mr Majestyk

        Yeah because the 24-70L II is such utter rubbish we are pining for a good lens to come along and rescue us

    • solomonshv

      they will do absolutely nothing because people will continue to pay absurd amounts of money for their lenses.

  • Bonetti

    I just Bought Today the 85 1.4

    • the difference between 70mm and 85mm is bigger than you’d think. enjoy your new lens. it’s a classic pro must-own for a reason.

  • Mike

    To be a fly on the wall of the executive meeting of Canikon the day after this gets released! “Gentlemen, we just got f’ked”.

    Maybe Nikon will step up an introduce a modern AF f/1.2 lens. Or maybe Sigma will. Good times!

    • I couldn’t care less about a nikon afs f/1.2. how about an actually professional grade nikon 50mm f/1.4!!!! I use the other nikon f/1.4 and the 50mm/1.4 shots stick out like a sore thumb.

      • Mike

        f/1.2 lens will be pretty good at 1.4. 😉

        • lukeas

          but not necessarily better than a 1.4. compare the pro 85mm.

      • Remedy

        I suggest buying a new copy. Mine works like a charm.

        • I’ve had several copies. and I am not talking about sharpness. I am talking about rendering. if you think the 50mm f/1.4 renders like the other nikon f/1.4s, you do not understand what I am talking about. it’s not a pro lens, so that is par, but I want a real nikkor 50/1.4 that look buttery smooth and sharp like the nikkor 35/1.4g. rendering is far far more important that sharpness.

          • Strough

            I wonder if it’s possible to nail down and define “rendering”. Not being sarcastic, just curious.

          • micro contrast, color, transition zone bokeh

          • jk

            you are the one actually getting all this wrong.
            the 50f1.4G is optically a bit better lens than the overpriced junk 35mmf1.4G.
            and the current best Nikon prime is the 85mmf1.4G and 200mmf2GVR2, I think you do not actually have any of these , so you keep talking about the 35mmf1.4G so highly.

          • I stand by my comments. I owned and professionally used all the 1.4g primes, and without question the 50mm doesn’t look like the rest. if you can’t see that, I don’t know if you should consider yourself lucky or unlucky.

          • JM

            I own and use all three. The 35, 50, 85 f/1.4Gs.
            I don’t know where you get this idea that the 35 is junk because it isn’t. Calling it junk is just silly.
            The 50 (perhaps if you get a good one – it doesn’t have the high build standard of the others) renders nicely, but is easily the weakest of the three.

      • mine too, weakest lens i own .. always thought i just had a lemon

      • jk

        actually , it is optically a bit better lens than the likes of the 24f1.4 G or 35mm f1.4G.
        only the one f1.4 G Nikkor to beat the 50f1.4G is the 85mmf1.4G.

        the Nikon 35mm f1.4G is a lousy lens especially for the price ,and it should be updated very very soon.
        that said one lens I actually want to see from Sigma is an updated version of the Sigma 85mmf1.4HSM with new floating optics design used in the excellent 35mm f1.4HSM.

        • step away from test charts and shoot a room full of people, then get back to me. there is way more to a great image than line pairs per millimeter.

          • tedtedsen

            BINGO There is nothing in the nature that is Perfect stright so why worrey about these stupid test Charts that shows bended lines and curves in the images i use 15mm 2.8 fisheye on my d800 i love the bended lines and horison sorrey for my bad inglish

    • Remedy

      Nikon and Canon won’t be f’ked by this and You know why? Because there is enough truly stupid people that will buy Nikon or Canon gear JUST BECAUSE it is Nikon or Canon. So their gear doesn’t have to be better, as long as there is stupidity and urban legends about their quality. Shame actually.

      • photdog

        Well, i’m looking forward for Sigma heating up the vessel! In my opinion the Nikon 24-70/2.8 needs an update especially as far as the corners are concerned.
        However, I’d like a 16-35/2.8 with filter thread and low(!) distortion even better. A 15-40/2,8 or f4 would be a dream even if this would be a $3000 lens if the IQ is right.
        But Nikon comes up with tons of patents instead of real FF lenses.

  • SillyGuy

    After the 1.8 zoom, I do not dare say the won’t….
    But if they do:
    Shut up and take my money!!

    • Exactly, I did not believe the 18-35 f/1.8 when I first reported. Sigma is definitely on a roll!

      • Anónimo

        By the way, the 18-35 is for APS-C cameras and they already have the 24-70 F:2.8 that uses 82mm filters. If they come with a faster lens, even if for less than 1 stop, what size of filter will it use?
        OS will be good and something that can be a marketing argument in favor of this lens, but opening from F:2.8 to F:2.0 and charging the same as Canon will mean a big bill for too little and demanding larger filters.

    • jk

      you know it will sure be a huge huge lens, I mean it may be as big as any of current 70-200 f2.8 zoom , do you still want it?

      • Rui Nelson Carneiro

        Well, that would be a stupid thing to do, many internet measurbators would buy it tough.

      • zzg501

        Don’t worry about that! SigMa’s engineers will figure out that problem.

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      I thought it was possible for someone to do at least an f2.4 35-70. I imagine that it will be a little dark in the corners and the actual exposure and range will be a bit less. But all it has to be is sharp across the center one stop down and with a decent amount of contrast and there’s a bunch of people who will need to have that.

  • Eric Calabos

    Oh dear Sigma lord, forgive Canikon! I know they are guilty but.. Let them survive

  • I doubt this. Way too much zoom range for f/2.0. Also imagine the size of a full frame 24-70mm/2.0?

    • Sahaja

      Maybe 28-55mm?

    • Mr. Mamiya

      … and the weight, 2 kg or more?! I can’t imagine carrying this all day long.

      • bgbs

        this lens will not be designed for hobbyists. You’d be happy to carry one for the professional work.

      • bossa

        I believe that the warranty includes a 3 month program with a personal trainer and a year of back massages with the masseuse of your choice.

  • looh

    While I have confidence in Sigma’s technology reserve (and their craziness), I tend not to believe anything rated CR1 on CanonRumors.

    Nonetheless this one had already spread around the web by now, regardless of credibility…

  • Meewok

    Don’t know where the rumour comes from but plenty of comments/forum boards have at least someone say “they should just make an FF 2.0 zoom” so this seems more like what a lot of people speculate… well, thus is a rumor. The only downside of such a lens will likely be weight/size, and the lack of weather sealing. Canon and Nikon still have the pro side covered with that, as much as I’d love to see more Sigma lenses that rock.

    • Remedy

      Who told You it won’t be weather sealed?! Lets wait for the final product, shall we?

      Now, compare current Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 to Nikon or Canon. See the difference? See how much smaller it is? Ofc I don’t know how this f2 lens is gonna look like but it’s safe to assume that it won’t have to be gigantic nor especially heavy. Lets wait and see.

  • Arn

    I guess than a F2 zoom should be designed for APs-c, not FF.
    But it still a ncie performance from Sigma, they are pretty innovative these days.

  • Joseph Li

    Bought their 35mm f/1.4, 120-300mm F/2.8 OS, usb dock..awesome lenses. Now 24-70 f/2 with OS!? goddamnit i am buying it. Wait for them to release a PROPER 50mm f/1.2 for nikon


    Shut up and Take my Money Sigma!!!

  • I only can imagine the faces in Canon now. They cannot catch a break with doing nothing innovative and interesting for the past million years. Since 5D Mark 2 Canon really did nothing to wow photographers world. Such laziness comes with a price.
    Good work, Sigma. I never really cared for Sigma since my first couple experiences were bad. But it was many years ago,

    • Anto de Chav

      Are you serious?they have produced a brilliant 200-400 1.4x and just announced the new auto focus system,, almost all the great white super tells have been revamped and are super sharp.. I am not a fanboy.. I shoot nikon and leica but credit where it’s due dude…

  • johnny

    Sigma has made some masterpieces. I still owned the Sigma 12-24 EX I, a benchmark in terms of distortion among SWA zooms. I can’t wait to see this lens!

  • outkasted

    No Waaaaay! Ya Seeeerz?

  • jk

    it will be a huge lens and I think many people will be disappointed with it when it actually gets announced..

  • bgbs

    I will definitely take a look at this although with my current Sigma 24-70 HSM lens I have a love/hate relationship.

  • bgbs

    Is the current F1.8 zoom from Sigma pretty heavy?

    • Maertyn

      Yes, 810g (28.6 oz)

  • Panchoskywalker

    If things keep going that way, I will have an awesome gear when I turn 80 yo.

  • dbmdb

    A Sigma 85mm f1.2 (weather sealed) at half the price of the current canon model please!! While you are at it, a 50mm f1.0 lens (f1.2 if f1.0 proves technically too difficult to achieve well). Both full frame of course 🙂

    Come on Sigma, you know these focal lengths/ apertures would please the public, and as a result, your shareholders!

  • roooma

    适马就是等着佳能2.8 24 70出来了再发布的。。。哈哈 估计憋了不止3年了。。。。Sigma is waiting out the Canon 2.8 2470 re-release. . . Waited more than three years. . . .

  • David Portass

    I am excited about the prospect of this lens and it’s appeal to professionals but if that is who they are aiming for then please Sigma please give it some weather sealing, particularly a lens mount gasket!!! You did it successfully with the 120-300 so surely the 24-70 and 70-200 deserve that level of protection too.

  • Zoron

    Why no OS in the 18-35 1.8 ?

    • solomonshv

      for the same reason canon and nikon don’t put OS on their 24-70 f/2.8 lenses. because it will make the lens ridiculously huge. i own the 18-35 and it is very large for its focal range as is.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        nikon just did put OS in their 24-70 f2.8….
        but yeah it is a massive lens

  • pellevin

    Well you have to give it to Sigma, they do think out of the box which can’t be said for Nikon and Canon. I always wondered why they just kept remaking the same old lenses. It is about time that someone pushes the boundaries. I have been very happy with my Sigma glass. If it does not get to monstrously big or expensive while still maintaining good quality this lens could be awesome. f2.0 and OS. King of the darkness and killer of the 24-70 f2.8.

  • Panchoskywalker

    I would rather prefer an f2.8 version.

  • mark papke

    Wish they would keep the OS off to keep it lower price. Who needs OS at that focal length anyways. The Nikon users don’t seem to be complaining too much about not having it.

  • Oberoth

    Is it totally impossible to make a full frame 24-200mm f2.8 at any kind of sane size and weight?

    I guess the new curved sensors might make this much easier to achieve?

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