Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO
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Will be buying Sigma again for sure
5 April 2014
Summary: As a professional photographer on a budget, I am very pleased with this lens from Sigma. Picture quality is beautiful but I do see it a little soft at f2.8. This can be taken care of in post easily . This lens is heavy for it's size but that's to be expected with 5 elements of glass present. Overall an excellent lens for the price.
Summary: Capable of very sharp images but needs to be stopped down. f4 at 35 and below, f5.6 at 50mm, and 70 mm continues to sharpen all the way to f16. Macro is pretty good at f11+. Not good in low light. Autofocus seems accurate. Noisy motor. Still its better than the kit lenses if you get a good price.
Summary: Its hard to imagine canon glass performing any better. The Drawback with this lens is the focusing motor is noisy/slow compared to the Hypersonic motor. I've taken landscape shots and used indoors with nice results. This lens is an inexpensive way to enter the f/2.8 zoom club. Otherwise you will pay several hundred to a thousand more if you go the sigma HSM alternative or canon L series route.
Summary: the auto focus is noisy even when doing ti manually.... if u have the needs to shoot super quiet then this will not work. but for the price i think its a bargain. i can live with the noise... i used to have the canon twin sister of this lens and i barely notice a difference.
Summary: *DISCLAIMER: I OWN THIS IN KONICA-MINOLTA/SONY MOUNT* We'll start with the positives. This lens is EXTREMELY durable. Seriously, it's built like a tank. The US Military could probably appropriate this design as a hand-to-hand defensive combat weapon. This lens is big, heavy and solid. This is also somewhat of a drawback if you're intending to use this as a walk around lens.
Summary: I have this lens for about one year and for a time he began to peel the paint that has glass, are tiny particles that are littering the lens, the focus now is being vague and takes longer to get it. It turned out to be such a good lens. Tengo este lente hace aproximadamente 1 año y desde hace un tiempo empezó a descascararse la laca que tiene en el cristal, son pequeñas partículas que están ensuciando el lente, el foco se esta impreciso y ahora tarda más en buscarlo.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro review by dugong5pm
11 October 2012
Summary: for the price.. it really does worth your money. IQ is nice.. not as good as Canon's or Nikon's 24-70 but it's really ok considering the 1/3 price. Mechanics & build quality are also nice. It feels solid in your hand. AF is somewhat quite fast & silent, that's a good thing. Now the bad thing are.. it's big & heavy.. so big that it won't take your usual 77mm filter. Front glass is quite heavy, the lens creeps down when facing downward. For me, the worst of all is.
Pros: usable (wide open), smooth bokeh, fast AF, cheap!
Summary: We purchased a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX a couple of years back... just got this one (with the DG) and it's AMAZING! Depth of field, clarity, functions beautifully! GREAT lens to add to your photo bag. GET IT!
Summary: I needed an upgrade from my Kit lens for my Sony A100. I found the Sigma 24-70, 2.8 on Amazon for $100.00 cheaper than anywhere else and bought it. Fuller and more accurate colors, sharper pictures, what a great buy. It is no carl zeiss but for $1400 less, it is 90% close. With low light capability I have been using it for sport with great success. For the money I highly recommend this lens.