Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

Last updated (19 January’13):
- Review by Photodo

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro features 24-70mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 14 Elements in 13 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84.1 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 40 cm/15.7 in and has a filter size of 82mm. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro lens weighs 24.7 ounces and it measures 3.5 inches in diameter and 5 inches long.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Expert Reviews

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Reviews

Photodo reviews the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro and writes;
“It s slightly soft wide open, as the aperture closed down the lens produced very pleasing results and between f/8 and f/16 was in the area of razor sharp throughout the focal range Despite the strange zooming action the lens provided results well in keeping with expectations.”

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro and writes;
“This is a large lens that is well built and feels like it will go the distance. The zoom ring is surprisingly small for the size of the mechanism it has to move, but although a little heavy in operation, worked well.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

The-digital-picture reviews the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro and writes;
“The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens is sharpest at the wide end of its focal length range. At 24/28mm, the 24-70 is very sharp in the center at f/3.2… Corners (1.6x FOVCF corners included) need an extra stop at all focal lengths to become very good – generally becoming very nice at f/5.6. “
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Features & Specifications

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Specifications

Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro is a large aperture zoom lens boasting a fast aperture value of F2.8 which make it ideal for shooting indoor or in low light. Three Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion & to maintain its compact design, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range. The outstanding optical formulations make it a great performer when used for close-up photography as well as snapshots, portraits, scenic and landscape photography.

See also: Lens Reviews | Sigma Lenses

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