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

reviewer#3496 date: Apr-21-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Sigma Ex 28-70 DF
Minolta 24-85RS
price paid:210 €
positive:Sharp at 2.8 from 24mm to 50mm
Fast and good AF
Build quality and look
negative:Softer at 70mmm 2.8, but much better at f4.0
comment:Excellent lens for the price paid, or new (ca. 400€)
Good from center to corner at f2.8. Very low CA, low vignetting and better bokeh than the Min 24-85.

Very sharp at 70mm f2.8 with manual focus. With autofocus BF and focusing beyond infinity (from 10m, wide open at 70mm). At shorter distances focus is more accurate.

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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