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Sigma 24-70 HSM vs. Sony CZ 24-70 review

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    Posted: 27 April 2009 at 19:23
Well the same Chinese website that compared the Sigma 24-70 HSM against the Canon and Nikon equivalents, as finally done the same against the Sony CZ 24-70.

The Sigma came out on top aginst the Canon, and about even against the Nikon. Here against the Sony it is about even as well. In specific areas the Sony is better, and in others, the Sigma is better. But generally they are about even. Is the Zeiss worth double the price? Not in my opinion, but we all think differently. You can decide for yourself.

Here is the google translated version:
http://translate.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Freview.fengniao.com%2F113%2F1134071.html&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2009 at 19:35
Thanks for the link rockhound! Been looking forward to seeing such a comparison and I'm glad to finally see the Sigma justifying it's price.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Happy Hour Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2009 at 19:40
Thanks for the link Rockhound! Did you ever end up getting the HSM or do you still have the one I do? This will be interesting to see everyone's response to this since so many people love to argue that the ziess is unbeatable.
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The fact that it takes 82mm filters instead of 77mm is a big disappointment for me. It's interesting but much less so when I figure in the cost of buying new filters. I guess I'll continue to hold out for a 24-105/4 as that better suits my purposes anyway.
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Interesting result, the Sigma certainley seems very strong, especially the flare performance - then look at the price!

I wouldn't say the Zeiss was worth double, but it isn't double the price anyway, not in the UK at least - a 'mere' 50% extra (L750 v. L1100.) Think I'd have to handle the Sigma to make a proper judgement, but it will probably feel very nice. Hmmm...

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at least the sigma won't have any vignetting problems on wide and.
and what interests me more, it is smaller and almost 200g lighter than the zeiss. if I had an a900, I would seriously consider it over the sony one :)
Sony A700 -- Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 -- CZ 16-80 -- M50/1.4 -- M200/2.8 -- M70-210/4 -- Sony HVL-56
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Heidfirst Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2009 at 00:57
Originally posted by ricardovaste ricardovaste wrote:

Thanks for the link rockhound! Been looking forward to seeing such a comparison and I'm glad to finally see the Sigma justifying it's price.

if you look on TalkPhotography you'll see that a Canon user bought 1 & is being extremely critical of it (& it's going back to Sigma).
seems like Sigma's variable quality is still very much in evidence.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Happy Hour Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2009 at 01:09
Originally posted by Heidfirst Heidfirst wrote:

you'll see that a Canon user bought 1


Well There's the problem right there!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2009 at 13:09
Originally posted by Heidfirst Heidfirst wrote:

Originally posted by ricardovaste ricardovaste wrote:

Thanks for the link rockhound! Been looking forward to seeing such a comparison and I'm glad to finally see the Sigma justifying it's price.

if you look on TalkPhotography you'll see that a Canon user bought 1 & is being extremely critical of it (& it's going back to Sigma).
seems like Sigma's variable quality is still very much in evidence.

I'm not sure why you quoted me there ? :)
I don't think Sigmas QC is any secret. It's with all grades of glass, just a less frequent problem with higher grade glass. I doubt anyone would buy this second hand anyway (being so new, you'd save such little atm), so if you get a 'dud' you'd likely just return it to your store/sigma to get it fixed/replaced for free.
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