Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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Don't waste your money.
Keatonic, B&H Photo
6 November 2014
Excerpt: Bought this lens to use for both video and photo and I can't find one good thing about it. I returned it almost immediately it was that bad. It had major front focus issues and even with using my cameras AF Micro Adjustments I found the focus to be softer than I even thought was possible. I can take better photos with my iPhone. Very disappointed and now I have trust issues with reviews on lenses.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Summary: I tried two copies of this lens and was very disappointed, it was not sharp on the edges or corners when shot wide open at any focal length. I would not recommend this lens for professional use.
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.
Excerpt: I have the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 and have had no issues with it for the 7 years I've used it, so I had no hesitation in picking up this Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 - but after receiving it, I only got 57 photos out of the lens before the lens stopped focusing (it would not focus in either the auto or manual focus modes). I have to give the lens I received a rating of 1 star (I know Sigma makes quality stuff - I just happened to not have received one of the quality ones that worked).
Excerpt: The lens felt solid and balanced well with my D7000 but I could not get good results with my D7000. The focus was hit and miss but mainly miss. I contacted Sigma directly after I returned the first lens to Adorama but they weren't much help. I sent the tech several photos as examples but he said he thought it must be the camera.
Excerpt: Big disappointment! I tested this lens both indoors as well as outdoors and could not get a sharp image at any range or aperture. My first time buying a non-L lens and will be my last. Maybe I got a really bad copy but I am not taking a chance in getting another one. Will need to dig deeper into my pocket to get a Canon "L" lens instead.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens earlier this year along with the 70-200mm. Primary usage was for portraits (people and pets) and for event photography like wedding receptions and parties. Compared to the more expensive Nikon, the 24-70 is not as sharp although to the average viewer, it is not barely noticeable. For the $$$, I was satisfied with its performance. More concerning was what happened this past Saturday while shooting an event. The zoom ring stuck between 24 and 35mm.
Excerpt: See "Front Focus" by Rick on 3/2/10. I had the same problems, but sigma told me to use a ruler at 45 degrees and send them the lens and pictures. I did and still have the same problem. I don't have time to try to to do exchanges. I am hoping I can send it back and buy the more expensive Nikon. If you buy the lens, test it out on a ruler about 1 meter away, wide open, and at different ranges.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this lens along with a Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8. I decided to purchase the Sigma because I own the Bigma, a superb lens for the money and to save some money on this large purchase. I took some shots at wide open aperture F/2.8 at 70mm the same day I received the lens to give it the acid test. I notice the images were not very sharp. So I took close-ups at full aperture and noticed more than softness, in my opinion slightly out of focus.
Excerpt: I wish I could give this lens no stars. Let me take you through the initial two months of ownership of this "so-called Professional" lens. I purchased the lens on September 29th and clicked it on my d700, aimed at my daughter and pressed the af-on button....nothing. I take the lens off the camera, click it back on again, aim and once again nothing. I call Sigma, they say i have to send it back to the repair facility and it takes 3-4 weeks to be returned to me.