Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
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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: 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.
Summary: I probably just got a bad copy, but boy was it bad. Terrible wide open and not all that sharp stopped down. I was comparing it against some Nikon glass and it just wasn't looking good. I sent it back to Amazon the next day. The quality seemed nice, but I also didn't like the 82mm filter thread. I have a ton of 77mm filters, so this was going to be a pain. I've been told by others that their copy was razor sharp, so maybe I just got unlucky.
Summary: Despite being an EF mount, this lens is really only suitable for use on a crop sensored DSLR in my opinion. F2.8 is reasonably soft throughout the image and doesn't start to really sharpen up till about f4. If you're looking to jump up from the kit lens but can't stretch for the Canon L series 24-70mm 2.8 for half the price this is a good lens. I've had some very pleasing results out of it on my 60D, but trying this on a full frame is just not worth the effort.
Gravierende Schärfeunterschiede zum NIKON-Objektiv!
Michael Schendel, Amazon
20 November 2011
Summary: Zu allererst will ich natürlich sagen, dass das SIGMA ein super Objektiv ist. Es kommt natürlich auf den Anspruch an, denn man an die Linse und vor allem an sich selbst stellt. Mir ist die Schärfe extrem wichtig, gerade bei Portrait-Fotografie, wo die Augen meist der entscheidende Fokuspunkt sind. Nun zur Kritik: VERARBEITUNG und HANDLING: Die Verarbeitung ist definitiv sensationell! Ich mag die Gummierung von Sigma. Es fühlt sich bei der Arbeit damit toll an.
Excerpt: Introduzione Il Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG è un buon obiettivo, ha un prezzo tuttosommato abbordabile per la qualità che promette e costa la metà del corrispettivo Nikkor. Ma è un po' penalizzato dalle dimensioni e dal peso di oltre 700g. La mia prova è stata solo di qualche ora, ovviamente non posso permetteri un obiettivo del genere :p però di seguito trovate le mie impressioni.