Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
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Experienced Photographer here. Don't look for fine clarity with this lens! (Used on Canon 6D, no slouch of a Camera!)
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.
Summary: I enjoyed this lens...at anything above f/2.8. At f/4 or higher, this thing was tack sharp, but f/2.8 was literally unusable. It looked almost buttery/creamy and it was incredibly soft. I sent it back because I look at it this way. I wanted a 24-70 f/2.8, not a 24-70 f/4. If I had wanted that, I would have just bought the Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L, but I wanted the option of going to f/2.8, which this lens really doesn't give you.
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.
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.
Summary: Upon receiving this lens from Amazon I put it through its paces. Pros - Small Compact Size for a 24-70 f/2.8 Zoom (especially compared to the Canon L) - Weighs less than the Canon f/2.8L - Has HSM and FTM - no strange dual-focus clutch mechanism like the original Sigma 24-70 Non-HSM - Has 4 Year Warranty (Had to call Sigma to confirrm that they would honor this from Amazon - The box did not include any indicators as to whether or not the warranty would be 1 or 4 years) -...
Summary: I needed a low light all rounder lense that had a bit more quality than the nikon 24-120 VR lense that came with my D700, the nikon 24-70 was just so expensive so i had to go with the sigma and all i can say is its ok, it will do, nothing to wet your pants about. Does what it says it will do and it does it ok.
Excerpt: Через 2 месяца вернули мне мой объектив из СЦ с юстировки. Абсолютно НИЧЕГО не изменилось. Это просто обман, никто ничего в СЦ не регулировал. При попытке довести автофокус вручную оказалось, что это сделать непросто. При вращении кольца фокус срывается. Не пойму, можно ли доводить вручную? Инструкции с объективом не было, на сайте SIGMA - одни рекламные лозунги.
Pros: Цена, отсутствие виньетирования. конструктив.
Excerpt: Купил брату для нового Nikon D600. Соответственно, сделал ряд тестовых снимков. Итог - отдал Сигму на юстировку из-за совершенно неприемлемого фронт-фокуса. Ошибка - миллиметров на ПЯТЬ!!! (это при ФР=70 и на минимальной дистанции, диафрагма 2.8). Для совершенно нового объектива, я считаю, такое совершенно недопустимо. Ясно, что никто на Сигме не занимается юстировкой. И вот уже два месяца жду этот объектив.
Pros: Светлый, конструктив - очень солидный., Цена. Очень аккуратно сделан.
Excerpt: il 24-70 è lo zoom per full frame ha un'apertura di 2.8 costante,il che la rende un'ottica davvero immancabile ogni "marca" ha il suo 24-70,e senza troppi giri di parole,premetto subito che le versioni orginali canon e nikon sono tutta un'altra cosa...pi ...