Why the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Doesn’t Have Stabilization

The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art doesn’t have image stabilization built into it, and we asked Sigma why.

Of course, Sony E and all L mount cameras have image stabilization on the sensor. But I run into journalists and influencers who I swear inject coffee right into their veins. While on a phone call with Sigma reps, I wondered why the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art didn’t have image stabilization. It’s an issue that’s bound to come up and it’s valid. Some folks are just awful at holding steady. We asked Sigma to give us an official response as to why it doesn’t have image stabilization.

“Aside from the all new optical formula for the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art, there were many design choices made to give users an even better shooting experience. For example, the gasket is redesigned to cover the gap between the lens and camera mounts without having the extended flaps that would easily tear off. There is also a new ’soft lock’ zoom lock switch design that has been implemented. The major advantage of this is that the extra step of unlocking the zoom in order to turn the ring is eliminated. It’s strong enough to prevent lens creep while still allowing easy unlocking.”

“Users may also notice the absence of OS in the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art. Adding OS would add cost, size, weight and also make the optical design more complex in order to achieve the same level of performance. Since most popular mirrorless cameras (like Sony) have IBIS and this is fairly a short range and relatively small lens, IBIS is able to address stabilization.”

Sigma technical support department

We’re currently working on our review of the lens. So stay tuned for more! You can get the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art on Amazon.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.