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

reviewer#11372 date: Oct-7-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Tamron 28-75 f2.8
price paid:Exchange for 85mm
Feel very solid
Nice hood
Good sharp
negative:Soft at 70mm f2.8
comment:It´s a very good lens in full frame. It´s my Second in List prefered lens, with minolta 80-200. For me is almost exactly in a900 as a77 with 16-50, but softer in 2.8. From f4 is amazing sharp.
The only problem (for me) is the next: some times use microadjust in +-0 and lok sharp, but some times need to adjust -3 or +3 to get sharper, some times. I really dont know why :P

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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