Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by hylo66

reviewer#7116 date: Mar-18-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-70mm
price paid:280 (Used)
positive:Solid Build
EX finish
negative:Hood is small, can't block some light at times
82mm filter
comment:Bought this after the kit lens and wow wat a difference. I love the solid feel and the EX finish. For me the finish doesn't get dirty that easily as some other reviews claim. I also find the push/pull system to be quite nice though I have not used other ones. The push/pull system with the AF/MF button on the A700 is good, not much problem swiching from AF to MF.
I do find the lens hood not blocking some light at times. The F2.8 is great. Auto focus speed is ok as I was able to capture some decent shoots of indoor sports.
Overall this is a fun lens and defenately great for the price.

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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