Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by steunix
|steunix#3387 date: Mar-21-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18 70|
CZ 16 80
|price paid:||290€ used|
|negative:||None so far|
|comment:||I really love this lens very much: build is very good (though the zoom ring is too next to the body), right weight in my hands, nice Sigma EX finish, looks rock solid.|
The minimal focus distance of 40mm is very useful, the range is good for a walk-around lens, (18 would be better of course), constant f2.8 gives you EV gain in low light.
About the IQ, I find the lens impressive at f2.8: it can keep up with the max aperture very well, not loosing the sharpness that noticeably. I find it sharper than the 50/1.7 at wide apertures. The bokeh it produces is quite good, colors are very good too (maybe a bit colder than Minolta).
AF is fast and accurate, this lens has proven me (along with the 50/1.7) that focus problems I had before buying this were more lens-related than I could think.