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Sigma MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG

The Sigma MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG is a medium telephoto macro lens Read more

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REVIEW: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

photodo
19 February 2009
  • Excerpt: ePHOTOzine's expert, Gary Wolstenholme, gets to grips with the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro lens – and he is impressed. Sigma have slotted this lens into the already crowded macro lens market, and with a focal length of 70mm, it sits comfortably between shorter 50mm or 60mm macro optics and the popular 90-105mm lenses where the slightly longer focal length will provides a more comfortable working distance.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, right from F/2.8, Very good control of colour aberrations, Low distortion, Good value for money
  • Cons: Manual focusing experience not as pleasant as similar optics, Focus ring rotates during AF
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REVIEW: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro review

photodo
19 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Long enough in its focal length to be useful for many forms of macro photography and virtually the ideal for portraiture (on a cropped sensor) the lens also lends itself to many other short telephoto uses too. Optically it is probably the best of Sigma’s already highly rated macro line-up, coming straight in with razor wide-open images.
  • Pros: Excellent optical quality from wide open, Ideal focal length for cropped cameras, Sensible focus limiter works at both sides of the mark
  • Cons: Extending front element, No HSM motor means AF is a little whiny
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Lens Test: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF

Pop Photo
2 February 2009
  • Excerpt: While this digitally optimized (DG), full-frame 70mm f/2.8 lens ($430, street) can be mounted on film or digital SLRs, it will probably find its widest application on DSLRs that have APS-sized sensors, where it converts out to (about) a 105mm. On such cameras, it offers not only excellent macro and low-light performance, but also a suitable focal length and depth of field for flattering portraits with creamy, defocused backgrounds.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

What Digital Camera
29 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Are you a macro fiend? We try Sigma's latest offering
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70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

LensTip.com
18 April 2012
  • Conclusion: As you can notice consulting the lists above the tested lens has got just one flaw, one which could have been predicted. It would be hardly reasonable to expect a macro lens without an HSM drive, which can service focusing distances from 25 cm to infinity, to be noiseless and fast. The Tamron 2.8/90, so praised by us previously, didn’t fare better in this category.
  • Cons: noisy, slow autofocus with average accuracy in Full mode
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro

digicambuyer.co.uk
15 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Think of a dedicated macro lens and chances are your first thoughts will be of one made by your particular camera-maker. All the big names make a range of focal lengths, usually based on the old 35mm film format with focal lengths of around 50mm, 100mm and 200mm. That’s fine if you have one of the full-frame DSLRs but if you’re selecting the coverage (or angle/field of view) based on one of these ‘classic’ focal lengths for an APS-C size cropped camera, you
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

ePHOTOzine
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Sigma have slotted this lens into the already crowded macro lens market, and with a focal length of 70mm, it sits comfortably between shorter 50mm or 60mm macro optics and the popular 90-105mm lenses where the slightly longer focal length will provides a more comfortable working distance. Priced at around £380, it is currently the same price as Sigma's 105mm macro offering.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, right from F/2.8, Very good control of colour aberrations, Low distortion, Good value for money
  • Cons: Manual focusing experience not as pleasant as similar optics, Focus ring rotates during AF
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
4 March 2009
  • Excerpt: While many SLR users have traditionally favoured a 105mm macro lens, once mounted on a DSLR with an APS-C sensor 105mm lenses essentially become 150mm lenses, which many photographers find too long for the pictures they want. Sigma has recognised this need and added the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG to its line-up as it essentially becomes a 105mm on-camera.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro - Full Format Lab Test / Review

photozone.de
22 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro is capable to deliver exceptionally sharp results throughout most of the aperture range. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is very smooth and buttery and bokeh fringing isn't a really significant issue. Typical for macro lenses it also produces a negligible degree of distortions. Lateral CAs (color shadows at the image borders) are very low in absolute terms albeit a little higher than average for a macro lens.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro (Canon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG macro is capable to deliver exceptionally sharp results throughout most of the aperture range. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is very smooth and buttery. Typical for macro lenses it also produces a negligible degree of distortions. On an APS-C DSLR vignetting is nothing to worry about.
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