Reviews and Problems with Sigma MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG
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A new dimension of fun
JB, B&H Photo
10 May 2015
Excerpt: While it is true that it is a macro lens, it is also a good choice for a portrait lens. It is sharp and the colors are excellent. It is a learning curve for macro and opens possibilities for different shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I'd heard a lot of good things about this lens from friends who's opinions I respect so I bought this to do copy work. Haven't gotten to that yet; took it out today for the first time to shoot bare trees, bracketing to see the sharpness at various apertures. It was an unscientific field test.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This was a perfect match for this full-time Pro photographer. I needed a longer macro to get me near to 1: 1 repro ratio with a further camera-subject distance. I bought it specifically to shoot a jewelery catalogue; but have found that the lens is a superb portrait lens as well as a top-notch...
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Prior to ordering that lense I read countless reviews. It is true. That lense delivers excelenty photographs in case you consider some peculiarities. Actually it's not peculiarities handling the lense, but actually it is up to the user behind the camera. Focussing in the near is a waiting game.