Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Review

August 26, 2015 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens is an intriguing concept, effectively offering three prime focal lengths (24mm, 28mm and 35mm) in one lens at only a slightly higher price than either the existing Sigma 24mm or 35mm Art lenses on their own. There are some notable downsides to this all-in-one approach, though - image quality, although very good, isn't quite on par with the 24mm/35mm primes, the maximum aperture is slower (f/2 rather than f/1.4), it's bigger and heavier than either of those lenses (although obviously not both of them together), and the asking price is higher (although not by that much, and again only if you choose one of the primes, rather than both). If you want all three focal lengths, you're willing to sacrifice f/1.4 for f/2 and a degree of sharpness and image quality, and you want to pay the lowest price possible, then the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art is a great fit, but we'd suggest you look at the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art if better image quality and the faster maximum aperture are higher priorities.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 4
Value for money 5