Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM A-mount lens review by Combatmedic870

reviewer#6115 date: Sep-25-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:KM 28-75 2.8
Sigma 70-200 2.8 EX DG HSM II
price paid:850 USD(NEW)
Very sharp wide open!
negative:I havent found anything really to complain about. It has been a joy to use!
EDIT: The 82mm filters
comment:This lens has been great! I think that it can hang with most OEM lenses! This lens seems to be a touch sharper then the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSMII, But I already feel that lens is super sharp! It doesnt get much better
The focus is fast, silent and accurate! The colors are...a little different then the Minoltas. But now that all I have are Sigma lenses, I really just dont notice and PP to my liking if I feel the need.

The people that rated this lens bad...Just got a bad sample!! I wish that they would send it in and have it recalibrated and then post a review instead of saying this lens is crap!! There is NO way this lens is a 3.5 in sharpness!!! Im sure that the CZ is a little better maybe then this lens....But it also almost twice as much jack offs =)

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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