Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#10357 date: Jul-4-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Sigma 24-135, Minolta 35-70; 2,8/24, Sony 1,4/50
price paid:500 EUR
positive:sharpness, color, bokeh, HSM
negative:82 mm filter size
comment:This is excellent lens for Full Frame cameras. It's cheaper alternative to Zeiss 24-70 while not worse at all. Minor negative is 82mm filter thread instead of more popular 77mm typical for many other lenses in its class. Anyway, optically great. The exemplar I have needs no microfocus adjusting - every shot is sharp on A700 or A900.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 20
  • sharpness: 4.65
  • color: 4.70
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 4.55
  • flare control: 4.70
  • overall: 4.67 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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