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Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series USA

You Pay: $469.00

The Sigma Macro 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens is a medium telephoto macro lens which is ideal for both digital and 35mm film SLR cameras. The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view to the popular 105mm macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.

The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations, from infinity to 1:1 macro, both with natural light conditions or flash.

A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD lenses provide correction for all types of aberrations and produce an exceptional level of optical performance.
Sigma's super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, and helps create a natural color balance.
The floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.
A Focus Limiter Switch in incorporated on the lens, improving the speed and accuracy of autofocus by limiting the focus range.
Performance
Focal Length 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 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 10.1" (25.65 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 10/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.7" (7.62 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.16 lb (525 g)
Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood (screw-in)
  • 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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    Sigma70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (3)
    • Rugged (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By None

      from Arizona

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

        Very sharp lens

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        4.0

        got to get too close to get 1:1

        By Simon

        from Australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • 11 distance too short
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

        Excellent quality lens at a great price. To get the 1:1 ratio though you have to be almost touching the subject with the lens which is not great for clinical or animal photography. I found autofocus to be a bit slow and indecisive at times could be my camera rather than the lens though.

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        5.0

        Extremely sharp

        By Timbo V

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

          - feels great
          - works great
          - delivers great sharp shots with amazing colors, works well with the sony SLR

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          5.0

          Nice sharp lens

          By Shearwater

          from NE Ohio

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          Pros

          • Easy switch from AF to MF
          • Focus limiter switch
          • Reasonable weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

            This a very nice, sharp lens for macro and other photos. It is a perfect focal length for APSC cameras but might be a little short for full frame cameras.

            The only drawback is that the gearing for MF is a little too high, a common drawback with lenses that autofocus, even macros which are normally used in MF mode.

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            5.0

            Excellent lens

            By Shearwater

            from NE Ohio

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

                Excellent sharpness, well built.

                Drawbacks: Lousy hood. You may not want this focal length - 70 mm is a little short for tripod use on a full frame camera but is an excellent choice for an APS-C camera.

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                5.0

                Excellent lens

                By Bigsaint

                from Vernon, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Sony & Minolta:

                  Very sharp even wide open, nice macro at 1:1 though the working distance is close. I bought this lens as a walk around for my a850, the colors and contrast are beautiful, the AF is fast. No complaints, don't hesitate if the focal length works for you !

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