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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.
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.
love the full frame format quick sharp lens
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I used this for motorcross over the weekend. Great focus and color rendition. Big plus: no chromatic abberation.
As a travel photographer, I wanted to find a lens that was durable, relatively inexpensive, could cover most situations and still deliver high quality pictures. 24-70 is a good compromise but there are not many options on the market. The Sigma 24-70 f2.8 will deliver the best results when used with non-full frame cameras. While the Nikon lens with the same specs is clearly the best when it comes to performance, it's hefty price tag is hard to justify for non-professionals. I also tested the new Tamron 24-70 which is also over-priced in my opinion. I found the Sigma to be a fair compromise and will definitely recommend it to price-conscious amateurs who want an everyday run-about lens with better picture quality.
I shoot sports, mostly motorsports, and boxing. This lense has been used at NASCAR events as well as Dirt Track. It provided me with fast, quality shots that I am proud to present.