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

reviewer#9009 date: May-12-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 f/3,5-5,6 16-105
Minolta f/3,5-4,5 24-85
price paid:800 Euros new
positive:- fast and responsive SSM
- sharp
- colours
- build
negative:- range (see comments)
- flare
comment:This lens was my choice to cover WA range on the A850 because the Sony/Tamron 28-75 are mot wide enough and the Zeiss is too expensive. The range seems limiting when compared to what I was used to on APS-C with the Sony 16-105. Until now the Sigma shows less CA than the Sony on the wide end in contrasty scenes. Bulky and quite heavy - but for FF and f/2,8 it seems that's it

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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