Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP

Last updated (23 July’10):
- Review by Shutterbug

The Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP features 24-60mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 16 Elements in 15 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84.1- 39.6 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 38cm and has a filter size of 77mm. The Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP lens weighs 19.4 ounces and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP Reviews

Shutterbug reviews the Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP and writes;
“The Sigma lens has a fast, constant aperture of f/2.8, which means that you lose no light even when you zoom. The minimum aperture, f/22, means outrageous depth of field at the 24mm setting. The close focusing distance, at all focal lengths, is a very nice 14”. Most important, the lens works seamlessly with the Canon SLR, and yielded extremely sharp, very bright contrast images at a variety of focal lengths. The enhanced coating, created for use with digital SLRs, certainly benefits film shooters as well.”
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User Opinions

Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP User Reviews

Great Lens for the price! | Rating: ★★★★★
“Focusing speed is very reasonable and accurate, it has no trouble in low light like some less-expensive lenses. Build quality is amazing. Metal construction, smooth rotation on both the focus and zoom rings, even a zoom-creep lock to help with storage. I have used this on both a Full Frame 35mm camera and a Canon 1.6x Digital SLR and it has worked perfectly.” – by Caveman017

comparable to lenses costing much, much more | Rating: ★★★★★
“High image quality- near that of Canon “L” lenses such as the 24-70L Very sharp, lovely color. Constant f/2.8 aperture makes it perfect for a budget wedding lens, or for use indoors with no flash. I was able to shoot at a carnival at night handheld at ISO1600 and get a fast enough shutter speed. Nice Depth of field, Lovely bokeh (background blur). Built extremely well, does not feel cheap and the zoom is nice and tight. Nice finish to it, comes with a nice bag and lens hood.” – by D. Stanic

Great walkaround lens | Rating: ★★★★☆
“It handles great, has a reasonable range, good speed, and top quality build and optics. You really can get some great shots from this lens. If I had a chance to make the choice again, I’d still want this lens in my bag.” – by Mr. M. J. Christian

Sigma 24-60 for Canon | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The pictures I obtain with this lens are very nice, and for trips and general photography will make most users very happy. The lens is a good value for the price you will pay, and it beats the heck out of worrying about someone stealing your L lens when you travel.” – by real review

Very nice lens. | Rating: ★★★★★
“Its a great lens. I am loving the shots I am getting from it. All photographers are different, some do sports, some do landscapes. Some just want good HQ pics of the kids. This lens replaced my kit lens (Canon 18-55 NON IS). I do not miss the wide, and am loving the extra zoom.” – by Operator207

Great lens for the money | Rating: ★★★★☆
“It offers a constant f/2.8 aperture and focuses relatively fast for a non-HSM lens. I was more than happy with the quality of the images that this lens produces.. Given the build quality, image quality and overall functionality of this lens, the price is a steal!” – by Who Cares?

Excellent lens for price, but may need servicing. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The focusing can still be a little “off” at times, but generally speaking, the images that come out of this camera are decently sharp. This lens is my default lens – it produces high quality images and I don’t have to constantly worry about possibly damaging it because it’s so affordable.” – by E. C. Chen

Great Deal for a Great Performing Lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“Slightly soft at 2.8 but very sharp at 5.4. At 5.4 it’s very sharp from corner to corner across the focal range. The Bokeh Much better than the Canon 50mm 1.8 prime…” – by L. Chambers

Excellent lens for the price! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I absolutely love this lens. It barely ever leaves my camera, gets great sharp images and is pretty fast and quiet….” – by Pam Helme

L quality at 1/3 of the price | Rating: ★★★★★
“I have worked with the Canon 24-70mm L, and the Sigma 24-60mm’s image quality is remarkably close, if not equal, for a third party lens that costs much less. The autofocus speed is where the real difference occurs, but if you don’t work in low light or need a lot of speed, it shouldn’t be a problem…” – by DiDi Bradley

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Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG IF ASP Specifications

The effective arrangement of Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and aspherical glass elements has created a lens of compact dimensions. With an overall length of 84.7mm (3.3in.), it is the smallest lens of this focal range. This lens offers a large aperture of F 2.8 over its entire range of focal lengths, which is ideal for low light situations both indoors and out. It has a large depth of field that offers the photographer greater freedom of expression.By using a new technology and optical design, this lens satisfies the needs of digital photography.

Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements are provided for effective compensation of color aberration, which is a common problem with wide-angle lenses. Four aspherical lenses, one molded glass type and three hybrid aspherical types, offer excellent correction for distortion as well as all types of aberration. The design concept of this lens is especially suitable for the characteristics of Digital SLR Cameras. New coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem of digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance. This lens has excellent correction for “light-fall-off”, which is a common problem of large aperture lenses.

The design ensures sufficient illumination of the corners of the image.It is capable of taking pictures with a minimum focusing distance of 38cm (15.0in) at all focal lengths. It is very effective for close-up photography. The high performance inner focus system is particularly suitable for using circular polarizing filters and a petal-type hood as the front of the lens does not rotate.This lens is also equipped with a zoom lock that eliminates “Zoom Creep”. This remarkably compact, high performance zoom lens is ideally suited for traveling.

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