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

reviewer#5566 date: Jun-21-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 200mm 2.8 HS G
Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
sigma 70mm 2.8 macro
Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 hsm macro II
Minolta Beer can
sony kit lens 18-70mm
sony 75-300mm
sigma 400mm 5.6
price paid:$450 usd
positive:Very good color
great IQ for the money
Great focusing, very little hunting.
negative:Filter size
Lens has become loose(see below)
comment:This lens is great for what it is, a lower cost fast zoom lens. It hands down blows the kit lens out of the water. IQ is very good not as good as the 200mm G lens but getting close. I have been very happy with this lens, the only complaint is that the focusing ring was very tight new and has loosened alot. It has loosened to the point that when zoomed out to 24mm and lowered it seems to lock at 24mm. I have to angle the lens up a little to get it to release. Thinking about sending it back for repair.

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