Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by koprivakopriva
|koprivakopriva#6451 date: Nov-24-2009|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 28-75 2.8|
Sony 50 1.8
Zeiss 135 1.8
|price paid:||300USD (used)|
-Very very solid build (you could kill a moose if you hit it with this lens)
-Crazy sharp at 50mm
-People get uncomfortable when you put this lens in their face
-AF is loud
-Contrast could be better
-Sharpness up and down between 24 and 70.
-Huge element prone to flare (hood is teeny tiny)
-Not a huge fan of Sigma AF/MF clutch, but it works.
|comment:||I had this lens for a while, and when it was all said and done, I decided to go in another direction.|
I did LIKE it, I just didn't LOVE it. I got it for a pretty fair price, so it was worth the experiment for me.
Sharpness was a bit inconsistent through the zoom range, and contrast was a little underwhelming at max aperture.
Build is very very good, though be prepared. . . she's a real beast of a lens haha. 82mm filters are pricey as well.
24mm is a significant advantage over Tamron's 28mm if you don't have a wider alternative. I prefer Tamron's color rendition, though in sharpness they are very very similar (I had both for a short time)