Sigma has today announced a new version of its 17-35 mm F2.8-F4.0. The new version of this popular lens now utilizes a new type of Hyper Sonic Motor which provides full-time manual focus from the focusing ring. "We, Sigma Corporation, are the pioneer of the wide angle zoom. In 1979, we introduced the first wide angle zoom lens, "Zoom Gamma 21-35 F3.5-4". Since then, we've been leading the development of the wide angle zoom lenses. (1994/ 18-35mm F3.5-4.5, 1999/ 17-35mm F2.8-4, 2001/ 15-30mm F3.5-4.5 2003/ 12-24mm F4.5-5.6) We hope the customers can enjoy the improved performance."

Press Release:

Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM

Covers a super-wide angle of view 104 degrees. Its large aperture makes this lens an excellent companion for both Digital SLRs and Film Cameras.

  • Minimum focusing distance of 27cm at all focal lengths.
  • Maximum Magnification of 1:4.5
  • HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system (only for Sigma, Nikon and Canon mounts). Featuring full time manual focus.
  • EX DG Series, the ideal lens for Digital SLR Cameras

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM.

The lens covers a super-wide angle of view 104° and has a large-aperture. It has a minimum focusing distance of 27mm at all focal lengths, and maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5. The models which are equipped with HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system are ensured a quiet, high-speed AF as well as offering Full Time Manual Focusing. Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and two aspherical glass elements provide excellent compensation for distortion as well as for various aberrations. The design concept of this lens is especially suitable for the characteristics of Digital SLR Cameras. The high performance inner focus system is particularly suitable for using circular polarizing filters and a petal-type hood as the front of the lens does not rotate.


Focal length 17 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture F2.8 (@ 17 mm) - F4 (@ 35 mm)
Minimum aperture F22
Focusing system Inner Focus
Angle of View 103.7° - 63.4 °
Diaphragm Blades 8 pieces
Minimum focus distance 27 cm (10.6 in)
Maximum Magnification 1:4.5
Filter Size 77 mm
Lens Hood Petal Hood
Dimensions (dia x len) 83.5 mm (3.3 in) x 82.6 mm (3.4 in)
Weight 560 g (19.8 oz)
Mounts (AF) Sigma, Canon, Nikon (D), Minolta (D), Pentax
Availability December 12 2003: Sigma, Canon mounts
End December 2003: Nikon (D) mount
January 2004: Minolta(D), Pentax