Sigma 24-70mm F3.5-5.6 UC Aspherical A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#7335 date: Apr-22-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:Ł26
positive:Good 24-50
negative:Terrible at 70 mm
comment:Saw this on e-bay. No UC badge on lens so I thought it might be worth a shot. Ah well, apart from colour and contrast which are very good, the lens is frustratingly good up to 50 mm and progressively bad up to 70 mm

Not recommended
reviewer#5640 date: Jul-3-2009
sharpness: 2.5
color: 2
build: 3
distortion: 2
flare control: 4
overall: 2.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Jam jars and beer glasses
price paid:
missing
positive:didn't cost me a penny
negative:everything else except price
comment:If you ever get tempted to buy one of these because it is cheap, forget it. Daytime shots are not sharp. It doesn't work well with on board flash. Unless you are close to subject the lens fills in some middle distance haze.

I got this as part of a package with a couple of peach lenses. I will never use it. If you want a shorter walk around lens, get yourself a baby-beercan, which will cost around the same, but which is really a great tool, and a bargain to boot.

If you see this lens for the price of a cup of coffee, then get yourself a caffeine kick...

If you get this lens, then dissatisfaction is guaranteed.
reviewer#3805 date: Jul-4-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2
Sigma 28-70 f2.8-4 UC
Minolta 28-85 f3.5-4.5
price paid:13.5 GBP
positive:Inexpensive
Good colour
Reasonably sharp stopped down between 35-70
negative:Build quality
Overall sharpness
comment:I suppose you get what you pay for, but I didn't pay much more for the 28-70 and that is a cracking lens.
This one isn't, but very usable between 35-70.
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 3.17
  • color: 3.33
  • build: 3.33
  • distortion: 3.33
  • flare control: 3.67
  • overall: 3.37

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