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Sigma 24-70mm lens

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Tuesday 23rd, September 2008
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM lens. This large aperture standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 24mm and is housed in compact construction. The latest optical design provides an overall length of 94.7cm /3.7inch. It is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. Superior optical performance is ensured throughout the entire zoom range.

Sigma 24-70mm lens

Sigma 24-70mm lens
• Lens Construction : 14 Elements, 12 Groups
• Angle of View : 84.1°-34.3°
• Number of blades : 9pcs
• Minimum Aperture : F22
• Minimum Focusing Distance : 38cm/15in
• Maximum Magnification : 1:5.3
• Filter Size : 82mm
• Lens Hood : Petal-type hood
• Dimensions : 88.6mm×94.7mm / 3.5in×3.7in
• Accessories : DG UV 82 mm, DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 82mm

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 lens incorporates Hyper Sonic Motor
This Sigma 24-70mm incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3. The rounded 9 blades diaphragm creates an attractive blur. It is possible to attach the included petal-type hood to block out extraneous light.

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