Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM -- Sony Alpha Mount -- gets date

Here's some love for Alpha shooters without breaking the bank likes the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*. Sigma Japan has revealed shipping date for A Mount version of 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM large fixed aperture zoom lens by end of this Month.

The new 24-70mm incorporated Hyper Sonic Motor and OS for quieter and faster Autofocus while providing mechanical stabilizer for best anti-blur feature performance. While attending PMA 2009, we got our hands on one to try out the optics sharpness at wide open. It wasn't tested on an Alpha but the alternate mount shouldn't be any different.

Don't be alarmed by the Japanese retailed price tag of 130,000 yen ($1,318), for that much, I would probably go for Carl Zeiss glass. But it should be well below $800 when hitting retail stores in US.