Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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My new Favorite Lens! Love it!
K. Hollingsworth "retiresumday", Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: This lens is absolutely perfect for my D90 Nikon and I could not be happier. I also have the same lens in 70 - 200mm which I used a ton for quick action multi shots and have used it for years but, that lens is not suited for indoors or closer up shots so, I went with my gut on this one for closer / wider angle shots and the 24 - 70mm has become my new favorite all around lens.
Summary: Buy this if you want BLURRY, OUT-OF-FOCUS, and NOT SHARP pictures! Maybe I got a dud but I HATED this lens. I probably got 20% of my pictures in focus. Used with a Nikon D5100 and tried all variations of settings, lightings, environments. I'm not the best photog but I'm certainly educated enough and know when I have a crappy lens... that was this one. Just awful. Best part of this transaction: Amazon refunding my money.
Summary: I bough this lens because my Nikon 24-70mm was being serviced and I was traveling to China and would not receive the lens by the time I went and it was cheaper then renting a lens for 14 days. I was astounded by the quality of the photos. It rivals the Nikon in every way. It's even a bit more compact and less cumbersome. All in all I was very impressed. I read mediocre reviews about this lens but I think it's undeserving.
Summary: I have just got my new lens been using my 70 -200 sigma and now will be using my 24-70 I've took some shots today and was super happy with the quality a bit heavy but not as the 70 200 so just a matter of getting used to ... I have 50 nikon 70 -200 sigma and now 24-70mm in which for now will be my to go lens :) and soon to complete my portrait collection a 85 sigma :) will for sure recommend the 24-70 mm sigma 2.8 lens
Before you buy, read this. Great lens but too heavy for casual/enthusiast use
Coconut the Critic, Amazon
3 October 2013
Summary: I have a Nikon D80 and wanted to upgrade my lens selection. This lens is beautifully made and is of pro/semi-pro quality. It is a good value for the money compared to the Nikon 24-70. It takes wonderful, sharp photos, especially at F3.5 range. BUT it is heavy. Too heavy to want to carry around at DIsney World all day in the heat of summer or anywhere else for that matter. The weight is not specific only to this brand.
Summary: Worth every penny! I've taken some great shots with it on my D7100. One small issue is with the exposure meter using this lens. It's not accurate so what appears to be slightly underexposed via the camera meter actually isn't. I only have this issue with this lens. Besides that, its a very good lens and half the price of the Nikon version!
Summary: This lense it's fast, foucus very good, I was more decided on the tamron version however got a good deal pn this one and I can't complain, it's very sharp, it gives you a nice bokeh, it's silent and it's not as big as the nikon or even tanrom version. Build quality it's great have a premium feel, but the only negative I have and it's not a deal breaker... It does not have weater sealing.
Summary: I was decidedly unsure between between Tamron 24-70 with VC & Sigma 24-70 (Non OS), Nikon was out of question for my hobbyist usage. I was hoping & waiting for approx 6 months for Sigma to come out with OS version in line with their re branding strategy of new line of lenses. Ultimately decided to bit the bullet with Sigma due to price difference of 500 USD vis-a-vis Tamron 24-70 VC (Will buy Nikon 85 mm 1.8 G). 01.