www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
8.1 out of 10

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

As a member of the EX series of lenses this 3rd generation Sigma Read more

Great Deal: $24.95

Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Showing 1-10 of 20
Overall 6
6.0

very good glass but no OS

Jaime O., Amazon
23 January 2015
  • Summary: very good glass but no OS, be sure to hold it steady or you'll get blurry pictures.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Descent...Great for the price.

E. Browne "One more interesting than not", Amazon
3 July 2014
  • Summary: Decent lens. 1. This lens is not tack sharp...the Nikon is sharper. The average person won't notice, but if you are like me, that three pixel difference will chap your hide. That being said, if you do not have a high end client base, you are just beginning, or being razor sharp is not a requirement...this lens will do. 2. The bayonet lens hood does not lock into place well and will eventually start to twist off when gently bumped.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Okay Lens but EEF error message

J. Michaud, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: So I guess it's common to get this error message, but I do like the quality of images in low light without flash. I can work with it. After reading several solutions, the one that helped me is: the aperture ring needs to stay locked at 22 in order for the camera to work on the Nikon D80.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Experienced Photographer here. Don't look for fine clarity with this lens! (Used on Canon 6D, no slouch of a Camera!)

Nansman, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I've had this lens for about a year now and have taken 1000's of photos with it averaging 500 to 700 photos per event. I have found that while its great for general group, landscape, architectural, etc. type photography, it FAILS miserably at getting the eye pupil and iris in a clarity expectable for this photographer. Side by side comparison of this lens and my $100 Canon 50mm lens is embarrassing to the Sigma.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Balance between value and performance

dstnrunner, Adorama
24 June 2013
  • Excerpt: As a travel photographer, I wanted to find a lens that was durable, relatively inexpensive, could cover most situations and still deliver high quality pictures. 24-70 is a good compromise but there are not many options on the market. The Sigma 24-70 f2.8 will deliver the best results when used with non-full frame cameras.While the Nikon lens with the same specs is clearly the best when it comes to performance, it's hefty price tag is hard to justify for...
  • Pros: Good value, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Soft Picture Quality
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Not an instant hit but it's growing on me

phillip, Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: I have to say that I am on the fence about this lens. I would say for portrait work and work up to 6-10 feet it's great, what I am finding so far however is that at greater distances when making an object the center of my focus I am really noticing softness in the lens at f2.8 and I really have to drop the aperture to 4.5,5.6 or less to really see the sharpness I am expecting.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Loses its mind in cold weather

BFS Man, Adorama
19 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to go with my D700 and am reasonably happy with it overall. However, on a Christmas trip to the Santa Fe, NM, area I found that I frequently had to dismount/remount it to the camera, as it would occasionally stop metering or focusing when temperatures were in the 20s and 30s F. I also own a D300 with the Nikon 17-55 and have never had that problem in that kind of weather.
  • Pros: Constant aperture, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp
  • Cons: Problems In The Cold
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Average

dan060279, Ebay
26 September 2010
Overall 6
6.0

MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS LENS

Viridiana Serrano, Amazon
25 August 2010
  • Summary: I had read more positive than negative reviews about this lens, so I ordered it to do wedding photography. The lens quality is very good except when it comes to the lens hood; it's very thin and bends easily. Overall, the lens barrel is sturdy and compact. In terms of focusing, the lens focuses fast & right on target. Some people say this lens is soft at F/2.8, but that's exactly the effect you want to create with your aperture wide open.
  • Read full review
Next page >>