Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by woodyjnr
|woodyjnr#2707 date: Sep-7-2007|
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|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.