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

reviewer#3474 date: Apr-17-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 55-200 DC
Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro
Minolta 28-85mm Macro
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
SAL 18-70mm
price paid:
positive:Build quality
Fast zoom
Quiet AF
negative:Petal flower hood (not deep enough)
HSM ought to be standard
On-board flash shadow
comment:This is a miniature hubble telescope! It's weighty (too heavy for long walkabout), but looks great on the camera. Colours are wonderful on A700. I would prefer a lighter lens.

AF is faster than other Sigma's I own and quieter too.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania