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

reviewer#9057 date: May-26-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:569.00
positive:Bright lens with nice range especially with macro capabilities
negative:large filter size
comment:After reading reviews about build quality and consistency I was almost afraid to buy the lens. No more. I've been very pleased with its sharpness and overall performance. It's been criticized for being heavy, but it's not bad at all compared to others with similar specs.

It seems solid and after a few weeks I'm convinced I have an excellent lens for an exceptionally good 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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