Reviews and Problems with Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
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It is worth the money...
2 April 2014
Summary: Let me start by saying that I have a Canon 6d... also let me say that Canon L lenses like the 24-105 f4 L or 24 70 f2.8 L are far better than this lens in terms of sharpness and overall quality. I own the Canon 24-108 F4 L and the Canon 17-40 F4 L as well as this lens. The point I want to get across is that this lens is great for the money. It is $300 less than a Canon 24-105 f4L and over $1000 less than a 24-70MM f2.8 L from Canon.
Summary: Good lens that we use for general purpose photography. A little slow on focusing, and not quite as good as the similar Canon in focusing in low light. It seems to give a sharper image on my full frame 5DII then my crop sensor 7D. I previously rented this same lens and the Canon version for a wedding and all the images looked just fine to me.
Sigma 24-70mm f2/8 IF EX DG HSM AF is a lens I would recommend for all sorts of photography.
Michael A Kovach, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Having this lens for the past month and out on several shoots I have been very pleased with the performance, sharpness, and captured light. What I have experienced is this lens has some issues on a full frame camera with chromatic aberration and lens flare. Then again, when I put this lens on a C-sensor camera all I can say is WOW! No fringing, no lens flare, tack sharp and absolutely gorgeous photographic results.
4 out of 5 ONLY because it's not a Canon product, everything else is 5 Stars!
Lea Ann Branch, Amazon
13 October 2013
Summary: I've owned several Sigma lenses because THAT was what I could afford. I was never completely happy with the clarity they gave me, that is until now. This 24-70 2.8f lens is awesome clear! I'm using it on my Canon 6D and love the results. I've posted many of the photos on my website if you'd like to see the results. Go to [...] and take a look. I don't sell anything on that website, so enjoy the photos all you want.
Summary: Before taking on a military contracting assignment in Korea - I purchased a Canon 5D Mark II fitted with this SIGMA lens. Like others - I decided not to purchase a more expensive Canon 'L' series with similar specs - as I wasn't sure what conditions the camera and lens would be exposed to - as well as wear and tear with container shipment of my personal goods to Korea. Overall - there is no disappointment in my purchase.
Summary: I've been using this lens for about a month now. I've had the opportunity to shoot a couple of events with the lens and have been very happy with the results. I did consider spending the extra money and acquiring the very desirable Carl Zeiss 24-70 F2.8 but decided I would give this lens a to see what the price difference would actually mean. Overall picture quality is fantastic.
Summary: The absolute only down side to this lens is it does not have image stabilization. But if you have a very steady hand, or just make sure to shoot with a tripod it's amazing. I gave it 4 stars because it doesn't have image stabilization. The image quality is fantastic though and I would give it 5 stars for image quality.
Summary: I just purchased this lens. I am a pro photographer. I have Some older Sigma glass that is awesome, I also own Nikon glass. I have been starting to shoot more weddings and really didn't want to spend $1800-$2000 on Nikon's 24-70 2.8 I have rented that lens prior to any weddings I have done. I can tell you this.. It is an awesome lens. It is a tank of a lens, it is heavy and cumbersome.
Summary: I've fallen in love with this lens since the first time a friend of mine borrow me hers, and now I proudly own one. I like that it feels robust, that it isn't very noisy, and pictures just looks great. Also it's great that I can use it in my Canon EOS 100 film camera. I can't wait to develop the film I'm using and see the results.