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Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 24 - 70 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 84.1 - 34.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.4 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.8
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 14 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 82 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Dimensions 88.6 x 115.5 mm
Weight 700 g
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Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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3.78 Average
Owners reviews (9)
  1. joe
    joe 26 January 2014, 12:44
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    IP 31.213.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: wide open in the edges not so sharp (24mm) and strong CA's, visible on poster photos

    Pros: for portraits good sharp in the center nice gold ring

    Summary: for smaller photos ok, in the corners especially wide angle not so sharp, for posters I prefer other brands

  2. Nrazil
    Nrazil 14 November 2013, 13:08
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    IP 200.149.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: A bit heavy.

    Pros: f/2.8 lens for a very good price. zoom range is great for social events and landscape photography.

    Summary: Got an used one for about $300. I use it for social events (birthdays, wedding), landscape photo. Nothing to complain about. Want a nice, low price, 24-70? Go for it.

  3. Mirko Capuano Fotografia
    Mirko Capuano Fotografia 8 September 2013, 10:18
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    IP 151.75.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 250
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Good sharpness from 2.8 in the center. Very good bokeh for a zoom lens, warm color rendition.

    Pros: Soft borders on full frame at nearly every aperture, mediocre AF performance in low-light scenarios, huge and expensive 82mm filter thread. Many samples had front/backfocus tendencies, pay attention to try on your camera before buy it. Lens work good on D700. Lens won't work properly on D90, giving +1EV at 24mm and -1EV at 70mm. Sigma Italian Customer Care replies that internal circuitry should be updated to give compatibility with last Nikon cameras, cost: 180€ (220$). That's why I hate third party lenses.

    Summary: Not suggested

  4. marc
    marc 7 September 2013, 13:31
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    IP 2.171.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 200&
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: for the high price strong CA's and not really sharp in the Corners, esacially on 24mm wide angle, similar to cheap lenses

    Pros: really sharp only in the center

    Summary: my lens is for small photos and portraits ok, but mot for documentary Images on wide angle

  5. Tigerisch
    Tigerisch 18 February 2013, 23:16
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    IP 193.224.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: 82mm filter is expensive especially the CPL filters for it. Heavy/big. Many of them has front/back focus problems.

    Pros: f/2,8. Super image quality. Heavy so hard to shake I can hold longer speeds without image stabiliser.

    Summary: Very good lens. I love it.

  6. Mike
    Mike 3 April 2012, 01:16
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    IP 69.165.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 500 CAD $
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Switching between auto focusing and manual is awkward. Although I hate to part with it, I had the lens repaired twice. Another problem is it flares and loses contrast when shooting contra light.

    Pros: Excellent Optics from F4-F11. Sharp and minimal distortion unlike the new version. F2.8 is okay if you don't mind some dreamy softness.

    Summary: Love the optics except for the flares. Wish I didn't have to get it repaired every couple of years. Looks like I might have to send it away again for the ring auto to manual switch. Otherwise, I love it and have it on my 5d almost all the time. Before, I used it for over three years on a crop frame body. I believe it competes with some of my primes in respective focal ranges.

  7. Mark
    Mark 1 April 2012, 06:47
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    IP 99.24.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: 500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Some stiffness in zoom ring operation

    Pros: - 2.8 aperture makes this lens very flexible especially in lower light / available light situations. - I have used this lens a lot - very durable - focuses nicely on both my Rebel XT and 7D bodies. - Very flexible zoom range - good all around lens - Has always produced nice, sharp pics for me

    Summary: Great value for the price point Reliable and durable The 24-70 zoom range makes this a good all around lens

  8. Oly
    Oly 7 July 2011, 10:28
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    IP 15.203.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 600 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Large diameter for filters (82mm). Lens are extended at 24mm and if you are using this lens on 24 with internal flash in the lower side of the picture you'll have a semi-circular shadow.

    Pros: Very sharp and can isolate very well the subject. Image quality is almost the same if you compare with Canon 24-70 USM L which is very expensive.

    Summary: I would recomend this lens.

  9. Jason Olive
    Jason Olive 11 February 2010, 23:48
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    IP 67.137.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: -Heavy -82mm filter -If you don't use full frame then there are lighter lenses.

    Pros: -Good zoom range -2.8! -I have never had to blame a bad photo on it.

    Summary: A good value. When I got it it was more expensive but it has been good. I'm changing camera mounts and will probably get a 17-70 that is lighter and has stabalization. I used this one on a little sensor so I never saw any corner blur.

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