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

reviewer#3982 date: Aug-18-2008
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-105mm
Tamron 18-200 XR Di II
price paid:265 GBP (new 2007)
Fast focusing
Build quality
Large manual focus ring
Close focus distance
negative:Soft at f2.8
Not discreet
82mm filters are pricey
Alpha mount not HSM like Canon/Nikon versions
comment:I bought this lens because I wanted a quality, fast-focusing zoom for all occasions for use with my 5D - I think that the 24-70 has delivered on all counts; the shame of this lens is that its bulk and weight often make me think twice about it as a walk-around choice.

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