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

reviewer#6412 date: Nov-19-2009
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 2
flare control: 4
overall: 3.1
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:
price paid:+/-475€ (?) new
positive:- Low price
- Well controlled flare
- Good at f/5.6
- Quick and accurate AF
- Good on APS-C sensor
negative:- the Full Frame Sony 25MP sensor is pitiless with this lens...
- colors warm, perhaps a little bit yellowish...
- "bubble and squeak" in the corners at 24mm (on 25mp sensor)
- Distortion at 24 and 70mm (on 25mp sensor).
- Chromatic aberration at 24mm and any aperture in the corners (on 25mp sensor).
- perpexled about the built...
comment:Cheap... Interesting lens if you're working in unsafe place with an A 850 or 900 camera. You can lose it or break it. Or being robbed. You will not cry ! I use it for quick reporting only. I can't wait for the Sony Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8! All the defaulfts (except the colors) of this lens are not visible on APS-C sensors.

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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