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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF

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Product Highlights
  • Wide Angle-Telephoto

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens is a large aperture standard zoom lens that covers a range from wide angle to short telephoto. It is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. When used on digital SLR cameras which use the APS-C (Sony DT) sensor, this lens will provide a focal length equivalent to 36-105mm in 35mm terms.

DG is a designation that Sigma uses on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and the use of ELD and SLD glass provides excellent correction of all types of aberrations. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual focusing capability.

DG Lens Design
The DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. The lens is specially coated to achieve the best color balance, while also cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
Hyper Sonic Motor provides smooth, silent AF with fulltime manual focus override
ELD & SLD Elements
This lens uses 1 ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) element, 2 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements, and 3 aspherical elements for excellent correction of all types of aberrations
EX Series
The EX series denotes excellence of engineering and technology
9-Blade Aperture
The rounded 9-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
Performance
Focal Length 24 - 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 84.1° - 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 14/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 3.7" (8.89 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.74 lb (790 g)
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF
     
    4.6

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Durable (10)
    • Nice bokeh (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy (9)
    • 82mm filters (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Low light (11)
    • Weddings (10)
    • Night photography (6)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Bang for the buck

    I have really enjoyed this lens for a variety of purposes. I enjoy the great outdoors and use this lens everywhere I go. Flyfishing, camping, mountain biking, you name it, the lens...Read complete review

    I have really enjoyed this lens for a variety of purposes. I enjoy the great outdoors and use this lens everywhere I go. Flyfishing, camping, mountain biking, you name it, the lens has been there and done that. I also used it at my sister's small wedding and everyone was happy with the pics. This is a very versatile product with all of the quality I could ask for. I called and asked for advice when I made the purchase. This was the second lens recommended (CZ was the first but out of my price range). I really have appreciated the help. I use this on a Sony a77.

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    A cheaper Option

    I have two 24-70 lenses, and this one is my backup but.... The resolution on corners is not good on f2.8, gets better on f5.6 and up, that's the reason...Read complete review

    I have two 24-70 lenses, and this one is my backup but.... The resolution on corners is not good on f2.8, gets better on f5.6 and up, that's the reason why I put just 3 stars on this lens. Because optically is not so good even in the center of the images. It feels good on your hand. it has fast Auto Focus even in dark conditions but when you see the images are not so sharp. Obviously I compare this lens with Sal24-70Z, a more expensive lens but... I compared images too with the sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Macro. is the version before this one and the images are almost as the Sony 24-70 in resolution and sharpness. I don't know what happened with Sigma and the resolution of this lens.

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    5.0

    Bang for the buck

    By gcubed

    from Grand Forks, ND

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

      I have really enjoyed this lens for a variety of purposes. I enjoy the great outdoors and use this lens everywhere I go. Flyfishing, camping, mountain biking, you name it, the lens has been there and done that. I also used it at my sister's small wedding and everyone was happy with the pics. This is a very versatile product with all of the quality I could ask for. I called and asked for advice when I made the purchase. This was the second lens recommended (CZ was the first but out of my price range). I really have appreciated the help. I use this on a Sony a77.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Lens!

      By eddiejim

      from Coram, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        I use the lens for most uses-landscapes, seascapes, portraits. Very sharp, clear images.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Loveit_Loveit

        By quickshooter

        from Tustin, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        From portrait to day-to-day general photography. The 24mm gives enough wide angle while the zoom 24-70 provides nice variance on the framing. Very quiet motor and sharp lens to my A99. Focus is fairly slow but it was also from the nature of the focusing speed of the A99.
        The lens is not that heavy as I have read from others' feedback but perhaps I am used to carry the Canon 24-70mm. Well built.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sigma 24-70 f2.8 for Somy AF

        By bantylegs

        from Ocala florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        Used over Christmas and very happy with lens.

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        • No

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        5.0

        it is a great lense

        By don

        from chicago

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        landscapes and I did try it indoors without a flash

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        • No

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        5.0

        Amazing Lens

        By counter-intuitive

        from Riverside, Ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        This lens is great. Very fast and quiet autofocus. Unnoticeable CA and Distortion throughout the zoom range. Can be sharp as a tack beyond f/3.2 (excluding f/3.2. Great color. Zoom and focus rings turn smoothly, and they both require an appropriate amount of pressure in my opinion. However, this lens is heavy, and would feel very awkward without my vertical grip. I dropped it once inside the house, and it thudded like a small boulder would. But held up. Quite durable (for small drops).

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Bill

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        At one time I own a Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F/2.8 lens. Is the Sigma as good as the CZ lens? No but I would say it's 90% as good. Half the price of the CZ lens. My copy of the Sigma is very sharp at all settings and contrast and resolution is perfect. The HSM is quite and fast. This lens stays on my Sony a-850 almost all the time. It's a little on the heavy side but you get used to it. I like the constant F/2.8. I've herd some people complain about Sigma QC. All I can say is over the years I've had several Sigma lenses and they were all good . If you need a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens consider this one. You won't go wrong.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great lens

        By Crordonez

        from miami, fl

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        For general use: portraits, landscaping, etc.
        Pros: Sturdy and well constructed, not loose or cheap feel.
        Cons: big, huge (and expensive) filter.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By Sabre

        from Durban, South Africa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction
        • Very Sharp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

        I bought this lens as the "carry" lens on my new Sony A850. So far I have been very impressed with how sharp & versatile the lens is. It is heavy but remember this is a subsatial piece of glass. As a serious hobbyist I couldn't justify the extra cost for the Zeiss 24-70, so saw this lens as a viable alternative. I was not disappointed - excellant value for money. Very well constructed and a good solid feel. So far I have shot some great landscapes and a few good portraits, some ion low light. I am very happy with the results this lens produces.

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        • No

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        3.0

        A cheaper Option

        By camiloramirezphotographer

        from Medellin-Colombia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Image Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

          I have two 24-70 lenses, and this one is my backup but.... The resolution on corners is not good on f2.8, gets better on f5.6 and up, that's the reason why I put just 3 stars on this lens. Because optically is not so good even in the center of the images. It feels good on your hand. it has fast Auto Focus even in dark conditions but when you see the images are not so sharp. Obviously I compare this lens with Sal24-70Z, a more expensive lens but... I compared images too with the sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Macro. is the version before this one and the images are almost as the Sony 24-70 in resolution and sharpness. I don't know what happened with Sigma and the resolution of this lens.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I absolutely love it

          By Ted

          from Avon Lake, OH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

          I use this for candid/organic photography, in home, studio, and on site on a Sony Alpha; and this lens is superior.

          It's ultra-quiet and fast to focus. In low light, I've had it hunt for focus, but that's a limitation of my body more than anything else.

          This glass is sharp! At f8.0 I didn't feel the need to sharpen images in post; and the quality of the bokeh is very pleasing. Also, I enjoy how near the minimum focus distance is to the subject. The manual focusing was very smooth.

          If I had to give it a con, it would be the weight. The weight doesn't bother me much at all, but my arms do realize the weight after an hour and a half.

          The lens hood is large and well constructed. It also comes with a nylon case, which I wasn't expecting. I couldn't be happier!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Really Nice Lens !

          By Ed

          from NH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • 82mm filters

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

          I'm using this lens as a general purpose walk around and for events on the Sony A850. Lens seems sharp wide open and I find the colors and bokeh to be very pleasing. At the current price this lens is a deal compared to other options for FF in Alpha Mount.

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          5.0

          Excellent Performance

          By evangelos k

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

          The HSM makes all the difference. This is my first Sigma Lens, and naturally HSM one, and I am still trying to get used to its blazing AF.

          The lens IQ is great, even wide open, although I do have a limited use of the lens since I got it recently.

          It is still a pricey lens, but it delivers great performance for the price compared to the Zeiss.

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          5.0

          It's the value king!

          By Mezman

          from Broomfield, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • 82mm filters
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

          Sharp even from f/2.8 in the center at 24mm. Not as sharp at 70mm but still passable and with greater contrast than I expected. It is large and heavy however. And those 82mm filters it requires aren't cheap. Bought to go with my new A900 since I couldn't afford the Zeiss 24-70/2.8. Cost being equal or even close, I would probably have gone for the Zeiss but that's the advantage of the Sigma. It's able to produce 90% of the image quality of the CZ at 60% of the cost ([$] versus $1600 USD). There's a fair amount of distortion at 24mm, more than the Minolta 24/2.8 but the light falloff at f/2.8 isn't as great in the Sigma as there is in the Minolta 24/2.8.The build quality is good overall. The zoom ring on mine gets stiff and jerky when it gets cold (below 35 degrees). Hopefully that'll loosen up as the lens gets worked in more. The focus ring was very stiff too when the lens was just out of the box but that's been worked out with use.

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          5.0

          wow! It is more than I expected!

          By Conrad the photography man.

          from Palm Desert, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

            Just recently got the lens. Took a bunch of pictures this weekend and along with my newly acquired Sony A850, I felt just great. My pictures are clear and crisp. Both the lens and camera are worth the price!

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            4.0

            Excellent, but soft wide open and no SSM

            By DK

            from Oahu, Hawaii

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Awesome price
            • Durable
            • Excellent build
            • Excellent optics
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Super sharp f4 on up

            Cons

            • HSM not as fast as SSM
            • Lens hood blocks lens
            • Needs USM in Photoshop
            • Soft wide open
            • Very heavy
            • Very stiff zoom ring

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraiture
            • Still life

            Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

            I ordered this lens for my Sony A850. I returned it, semi-remorsefully. I believe it was a perfect copy. I returned it for two reasons: Soft wide open, and HSM though "fast" is nowhere near as fast as SSM. For me, if I am only going to shoot stationary objects, this lens would be great. But...I demand absolute sharpness at f/2.8 and milisecond AF speed, so I'm going with Zeiss. But to anyone who doesn't have the option, this is truely an amazing lens, built like a tank and very excellent resolving power. I might consider owning this lens again in the future...

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            5.0

            Really, Really Good Lens

            By [@]

            from Clearwater, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Focus
            • Super Sharp

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Shooting People

            Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

            This is a fantastic lens. It is super fast, very sharp, and so true to color. I think food actually tastes better now that I have this lens. I started using it on my a200, then my a700. I takes great pictures with both, though I did notice it was a bit faster on the a700. It's all about the lens, put it on any ol cheap body you got, and you'll be able to turn out pro quality stuff.

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            4.0

            Just wow

            By Ben

            from Sydney, Australia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Focus
            • Good ring locations
            • Good size
            • Good weight
            • No noticeable vignetting
            • Quiet Focus

            Cons

            • 82mm Filters

            Best Uses

            • PortraitGroup combo lens

            Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

            This is a very nice lens. It has a big front element for minimal vignetting and is nice and quiet to focus (fast too).

            The only real negative is that the zoom ring is a but heavy but that may lighten up with use and is also probably because of the sheer size of glass being moved.

            This is the lens I leave on my camera when it's in the bag.

              • Similar:
              • Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

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              4.0

              Great Lense

              By babycub

              from Houston, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to manual focus
              • Fast focusing

              Cons

              • Problem with high heat

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • landscape
              • Portrait

              Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony/Minolta AF:

              Excellent lense and very fast focusing. Only issue I have is the HSM does not like to work on very high temperature. I checked this problem online and it is a very common problem.[...]

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