Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by woodyjnr

reviewer#2707 date: Sep-7-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:KM 18-70mm kit lens, Minolta 35-70mm f4
price paid:Ł269.99 (new)
positive:Fantastic build quality, good zoom range, no CA, fast autofocus, front element doesn't rotate.
negative:No SSM/HSM, 82 mm filter is expensive
comment:This is an excellent lens, and I am very pleased that I bought it. I will mainly use it for portraits, but the range is such that I will end up using it as my main walk about lens.

The focusing is fast and reasonably quiet on the KM 5D and there is good sharpness to the results- even wide open. I especially like the lack of CA.

This is a great lens, and if you are looking for a lens of similar range and aperture range do consider it.

I have had a bitter experience with Sigma's QC in the past (28-70mm f2.8) and so had the odd concern about this lens, but my sample is pretty much spot on.

Highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 46
  • sharpness: 4.36
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.59
  • flare control: 3.83
  • overall: 4.35 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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