Reviews and Problems with Sigma MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG
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Not a Nikon, but for about 20% of the price, perfection
1 May 2010
Summary: It's a great lens for mid-lit situations, like in a room with normal lighting conditions, but at night, with lamps on, it's still slower than a Nikon 24-70mm with a fixed f/2.8. For the difference in cost, it's a winner. There are only a few things to be concerned about before making the purchase.
It's good, but it's *not* a constant f2.8 lens (edit: most Macro aren't!)
Peter Chenoweth, Amazon
7 June 2009
Summary: Bought this to pair with my Nikon D90. It's a sharp lens that's very pleasant to use. As the other reviewer said, it's a 'nice' length on an APS-C sized sensor, ~105mm. Sharpness is on par with the venerable Nikkor 50mm f1.8, IMHO. So that's great.
Summary: I didn't get this lens from Amazon, but I buy a lot of things from them and it is probably the best forum for review writing. I purchased this lens from a local photography chain in Russia and although it is probably my fault for not checking better in the store there was a serious issue and now I...
Summary: I must qualify my review by stating that shoot macro lenses in manual. I shoot flowers. I never goto 1:1. I'm using it on a Nikon D80 and a Nikon D300. The Sigma 70 is a nice lense. It's well built. It handles well. Color is acurate and contrast is good.
Summary: I have been searching for a really high resolution macro lens for a Sony NEX camera and was recommended this lens. I compared it with my Sony alpha macro lens (DT 2.8/30) which is good but not quite as good as I would like.
Summary: Sigma hat mit dieser Festbernnweite sicherlich eine Marktlücke getroffen. Als Makro ein gutes Objektiv. Preis/Leistung stimmt. Als Portraitobjektiv fehlt Blende =< 1,7. Ausser dem Originalobjektiv von Sony SAL-85F14Z 1,4 / 85mm (recht teuer, ca. 1.300,--) ist nicht viel am Markt.