Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM AutoFocus Zoom Lens for Nikon AF & Digital SLR's - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 24-70mm

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This large aperture standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 24mm and is housed in compact construction. The latest optical design provides an overall length of 94.7cm /3.7inch. It is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations. Superior optical performance is ensured throughout the entire zoom range.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3. The rounded 9 blades diaphragm creates an attractive blur. It is possible to attach the included petal-type hood to block out extraneous light.

The Sigma 24-70mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Weddings and more.The Sigma 24-70mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sigma 24-70mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 24-70mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (36),Strong construction (28),Consistent output (26),Rugged (19),Easily interchangeable (18),Durable (17),Nice bokeh (14),Lightweight (5),Sharp (3)
Cons:
Heavy (16),Slow focus (5),Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Weddings (30),Low light (27),Landscape/scenery (25),Night photography (17),Sports/action (16),Portraits (5),Wildlife photos (5),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (20),Photo enthusiast (14),Pro photographer (8)

Sigma 24-70mm Features

  • Large aperture standard zoom len
  • ELD and SLD glass provides excellent correction of all types of aberrations
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF
  • The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur

Sigma 24-70mm Specifications

Construction
12 groups /14 elements
Angle of view
84.1°-34.3°
F stop range
22
Closest Focusing Distance
38cm / 15"
Maximum Magnification
1:5.3
Filter Size
82mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
88.6mm × 94.7mm / 3.5in × 3.7in

Sigma 24-70mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 47 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great all-purpose lens

I sold my Nikon 24-70/2.8 and bought this lens plus the Sigma 70-200 EX DG HSM II - I needed a fast telephoto for weddings and cash is tight. I tested this lens against the Nikon, shooting the exact same picture through both lenses. I thought I would compare the images on the computer and decide to either return this lens or sell the Nikon. I could not tell the difference between the Nikon and the Sigma. There were slight differences, but I couldn't tell which image went with which lens. The ...

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I sold my Nikon 24-70/2.8 and bought this lens plus the Sigma 70-200 EX DG HSM II - I needed a fast telephoto for weddings and cash is tight. I tested this lens against the Nikon, shooting the exact same picture through both lenses. I thought I would compare the images on the computer and decide to either return this lens or sell the Nikon. I could not tell the difference between the Nikon and the Sigma. There were slight differences, but I couldn't tell which image went with which lens. The Cons I listed are slight and don't really bother me, except the reverse zoom direction is really annoying. I like the weight, it feels solid. I had some focus hunt at a wedding, but that might happen with any lens in that dark situation. Overall, this is an excellent lens. I highly recommend it. If you're a paid pro with good cash flow, get the Nikon, it is a bit better. Otherwise, save your money and get images just as good for just over half the price of the Nikon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rocky Road

Pack you patients. It took 3 lenses to get a good one. 1st one came and seemed fine until I was shooting a kids party and all of a sudden my d90 was not communicating with the lens. Turned camera off and on and it was fine, but I missed 2 good shots, kids don't stay still long. This happened 3 or 4 times. [...] got a new one, opened it up put it on and boy was I upset. The zoom ring was so sticky that I really had to use force to move it. Around the 50mm mark the ring really felt like it was ...

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Pack you patients. It took 3 lenses to get a good one. 1st one came and seemed fine until I was shooting a kids party and all of a sudden my d90 was not communicating with the lens. Turned camera off and on and it was fine, but I missed 2 good shots, kids don't stay still long. This happened 3 or 4 times. [...] got a new one, opened it up put it on and boy was I upset. The zoom ring was so sticky that I really had to use force to move it. Around the 50mm mark the ring really felt like it was catching on something. [...] got a new one. I have not finished all my testing, but so far all is fine.

Reviewed by 47 customers

 
4.0

So far so good

By

from CA  -  Casual Photographer

Not as sharp as a Canon but excellent for the money saved by buying Sigma. Only used twice but happy so far.

 
5.0

My "Must Have" Go-to lens

By

from Taylors, SC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Absolutely tack sharp images, very quiet,precise focusing and it can take years of abuse. Just cannot ask for more!

 
4.0

Sigma delivers great value w/24-70 f2.8

By

from Olympia, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens because I was lacking the focal range and wanted to compliment a 70-200vr w/o breaking the bank. I really wanted the nikon 24-70 but could not justify the price. I've been using it as a portrait lens, action shots for wide angle and general walking around glass. Feels solid. Certainly not a pro-level metal lens, but as mentioned - those cost lots more. Getting good results. I wish it wasn't a telescoping lens, but on the other hand it makes it more portable when walking around. The 82mm lens means I have to purchase another ND filter. All in all, I think it's a great lens for the price. The only thing I haven't been able to do with it yet is getting a decent starburst. It does give more flare than I'd hoped. I'd recommend this lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great lens

By

from Hopewell Jct NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

love the full frame format quick sharp lens

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is Super Nice

By

from Greensboro N.C.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's clarity is splendid. The weight is a nice balance on my D7100. I wasn't sure what to think when I purchased this lens, but it really surprised me. It has a nice fall-off at 2.8 . This is now my preferred lens for portraits and weddings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good alternative to Canon/Nikon len

By

from Montana  -  Pro Photographer

I still cannot believe how inexpensive this lens is for how good it is. I have one for my Nikons AND my Canons. Very sharp, very clear, lightweight.

 
4.0

A good value.

By

from Spring Hill, KS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Of course the "gold standard" for a lens in the 24-70mm range is the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 Series II but for some of us it's price is prohibitive. The Sigma 24mm-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon is a viable choice as are the samples from Tamron and Tokina. The Tamron, in my opinion, is also too expensive for what it is. The debatable advantage of the feature 'image stabilization' is marginal. Plus that increases the cost. And the price is the driving factor for buying this level of lens as opposed to the Canon. I have read other reviews that the Siggy was soft and not as sharp. I found that to not be the case in the one I bought. Is is as good as the Canon? No it is not, but than again it is less than half the cost. Is it good? Yes, it is and in real world photography, in all but the most critical circumstances, you may never notice the difference. It is not weather sealed. It is heavy. It requires 82mm filters. It comes with a nice carrying case and a lens hood. On my copy the auto focus is quick and silent. It is spot on as it came out of the box on my 1D Mk III. The Siggy is a valid alternative to the Canon for most of us and a better lens than the Tokina and a better value than the Tamron.

 
5.0

Perfect addition for full frame projects

By

from Largo, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens really has the range and sharpness I was looking for with I purchased the Sony A850. I just upgraded to full frame and am very pleased with the results I have been getting shooting landscapes and portraits. Always been a Sigma Lens fan and this is one of the best.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this product

By

from Lansing, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been using this product for a little over a week now and absolutely love it! I bought this for a wedding that I am doing in September but have found that it has such good tack sharp images I have had a hard time putting my 50mm back on my camera just because of the versatility of this lens...Also, the wide angle - perfection! Doesn't distort the image yet captures soooo much!

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I used this for motorcross over the weekend. Great focus and color rendition. Big plus: no chromatic abberation.

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Shopper  Would this lens work on a D700?
ALEX D  Oh yess, this lense is for full frame camera
Shopper  Will this lens work on a Nikon d40x?
STEVEN S  Hi, Adorama has a program where they ask people who have purchased a product to answer questions by potential buyers. They forwarded your question to me. In short, the answer is yes, this lens will work on your D40X. That being said, I'd like to add to my wife and I own two of these lenses, and use them only for weddings just before the ceremony in close among the crowd capturing expressions and obligitory group shots. On an FX frame, this lens is ideal for this purpose, but little else. We have a couple of D-800's on order and hope they will be a more useful lens on that frame. We're currently using them on D-7000's. For the price of this lens, you could buy a new D-3200 with an 18-55 kit lens, and take your wife out to dinner a couple times to boot. You'd get far better photos too. Normally the sage advice is to invest in great lenses, but your camera body is so far behind the times that a step up to the D-3200 would yeild far better image quality. BTW, the 18-55 kit lens shouldn't be underestimated. On the other hand, if you want to keep the D-40x, buy the Nikon 18-200 instead of the Sigma. My wife and I use it as a primary lens more often than not, and if not, it's on our D-300's and D-90's as backup. All the best to you, steve and lori
Marilyn W  Will this lens fit my nikon d90 camera?
DUANE F  The lense works flawlessly with both FX and DX format cameras. With the D90 being a DX format and an F mount it should work fine.
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