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SigmaZoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (3)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
  • Strong construction (13)
  • Consistent output (12)
  • Easily interchangeable (11)

Cons

  • Blurry focus (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Slow focus (5)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (12)
  • Night photography (8)
  • Low light (7)
  • Weddings (7)
  • Portraits (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (5), Professional (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Long Time User

Back in the day when lens were expensive this user could notafford a real lens (canon) so i purchased this lens....and Ihave not regretted it one bit.....it has...Read complete review

Back in the day when lens were expensive this user could notafford a real lens (canon) so i purchased this lens....and Ihave not regretted it one bit.....it has travelled aroundthe world with me...won me awards...covered everything frompets to sports to car rallys to weddings to naturaldisasters and all in between.....it has never failed in therain, snow or sleet and it has captured roughly 50,000images flawlessly.....Pin sharp...great colour......

Expertise: Professional

Problems Encountered: The lens hood is a pain as it seems to twist offeasily....fixed that by putting a rubber band on the insiderim...

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Pentax....Canon 10/20D

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Lens for the Money

This lens for the money is ok. I wouldn't consider it as anywhere near the Canon version (24-70 2.8). But I needed this lens in a hurry and thought I could use...Read complete review

This lens for the money is ok. I wouldn't consider it as anywhere near the Canon version (24-70 2.8). But I needed this lens in a hurry and thought I could use it for the job at hand and then sell it. The lens performed just fine. I think that I will keep it around for a while.

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5.0

Great!

By S

from USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

    Great lens! I've used the older model and it's really heavy, noisy, and would have trouble focusing. This model is much lighter, very quiet, and is faster! I'm very happy with my purchase!

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    4.0

    Great lens for a good price

    By Boun

    from St. Cloud MN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      This len is great as a all around purpose len. I use this as my walk around and portrait len. takes great pictures, and i don't have to swap to a wide angle len so i can fit what i want in the view screen. It is not a substitute for a wide angle but it does help if you don't want a true wide.

      Great for Portrait work as well as landscape.

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      5.0

      Very Satisfied with this lens

      By Jenn

      from Baton Rouge, LA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        I purchased this lens to shoot in low light settings, and I have been very happy with its performance. It is very fast, and it has become my everyday lens.

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        3.0

        sharp but slow

        By laehop

        from mount airy nc

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        I use this lens for race track work. Lens is slow, I use manual focus which does not satisfy my needs.
        I will use it for portraits and some wedding shots.

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        5.0

        Beautiful Lens to Own

        By CA Fotography

        from Plano TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        Walk around Lens... its a really useful and good walk around lens... the F2.8 is really amazing.. it gives me great results

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        5.0

        Great value for the price!

        By G-$$

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        This is a well built lens with a reasonable price! The 24-70mm f/2.8 L Series may be nicer but it costs about 3 times as much as this lens. This lens has worked great in low light photos I've done and also at weddings in churches. Also, the minimum focusing distance is 13" which makes it focus close enough for some nice pictures of flowers and other small objects. Autofocus also works great on stationary objects, AI Servo autofocus on the other hand is not good, and as mentioned in other reviews the photos do tend to have a yellow cast to them. The focus also tends to be soft when its wide open. So if you don't want to fork out the money for the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L Series lens and want a nicer and "faster" lens then this lens is perfect.

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        5.0

        Great Lense

        By SS308

        from Cheyenne, Wyoming

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Good Looking
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        Excellent lense, hard to beat at any price.

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        4.0

        Money Well Spent

        By Photo Phil

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

          I recently purchased this lens and so far it does everything I could want from it. It is well balanced on my Canon 50D body and the fast f/2.8 aperture is constant throughout the zoom process from 28-70mm. That was the main reason I bought the lens. The only thing that is not so great is that images are a little soft at f/2.8 when at 28mm. Stopped down a couple stops it is very good. Some of the other reviews that I read said it was loud focusing but mine is very quiet. Sigma has discontinued this lens. You can't get anything near it for the price. If you are interested get one before they are gone.

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By Treym

          from Mississippi

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quick Focus
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

          Glad I spent the extra money for this lens. Works great at night.

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          5.0

          Love this Lens

          By Michael

          from El Centro, Ca

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Quick Focus
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            This lens is great it is way better than my normal 18-55 mm.
            I have used this camera in baby showers and events and love the pictures and how they develop.

            great lens I cant wait to get the most out of it!!!

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            5.0

            Best for the money

            By Patrick

            from Shreveport, LA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Rugged
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lens Creep

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            I bought this lens to replace my 18-55 kit lens. It does the job very well. Very solid build. Very good image quality. I really couldn't be happier. I considered buying the 24-70L but after reading all the good reviews about this, bought it instead. There's just no point paying three times a much for the L lens. I've taken the lens all over the country in just the past month. It has never disappointed me. The pictures all turn out great.

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            3.0

            Good Starter

            By Canon Gal

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lens Creep
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Wedding Photography
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            Great for beginners. Cost effective and light, however it is a little slow.

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            2.0

            Don't waste your money!!

            By Meisa

            from West Texas

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Blurry Focus
            • Poor autofocus
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            I bought this lens to shoot sports and weddings mostly. I was so unhappy. The first time I used this lens, every picture was blurry. I takes the lens several tries to autofocus and even then...doesn't always work. I'm really not happy at all. I should have saved my money and bought the Canon one...even though its double the price.

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            5.0

            Excellent walk-around lens

            By irevilo

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

              I keep this lens on my camera (Rebel XTi) almost all the time, and use it for almost everything. It's fast enough to catch my kids in action, very good in low light, and also create great bokeh for portraits. It can get a little heavy so holding it for long periods of time can get tiring. I highly recommend this lens.

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              3.0

              Blazingly sharp, but flawed

              By Gasman66

              from Auckland New Zealand

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus
              • High contrast
              • Poor autofocus
              • Warm colour balance

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

              The images produced with this lens are sharp and detailed almost beyond belief, and there is little or no distortion throughout the zoom range. It has a sturdy and solid feel, the only slightly irritating physical feature being an inconstant tension on the zoom ring.

              There are two significant flaws. Firstly, the images are over warm and contrast is too high. This isn't as easy to correct digitally as one might think. Secondly, autofocus is poor. The lens often 'searches' and when it eventually does settle down, gets the focus wrong. This of course completely negates the inherent sharpness of the lens.

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              3.0

              Save up, spend more.

              By The Educator

              from Gillette, WY

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus
              • Noisy focusing
              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

              I bought this lens roughly 1.5 years ago. I use it specifically for portrait shots.

              This lens has a VERY slow autofocus motor, and it is rather loud. I used it during some weddings, and it was almost too loud at times. Waiting for the focus to catch up, you either miss the event or end with an out of focus picture.

              I compare this lens to a few canon lenses I own and really, the sharpness and saturation are not up to par.

              I bought this lens to save the $600+ and now I am buying a canon. You really wouldn't believe the difference between the canon lens and the sigma. I am upgrading to the Canon 24-105 f4 IS. Smaller aperature, wider at one end and narrower at the other - great reviews though. I hope I like it.

              I gave this three stars only because of the price. It never failed, it didn't break, the images are ok. I want better though. Make the motor faster, quieter. Oh, and it seems to me that I get WAY MORE lens abberation when using this lens than with my other lenses. If I loved it, I wouldn't be spending $960 on a new lens.

                • Similar:
                • Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Canon 70-200 f2.8, Canon 100mm soft focus f2.8

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                5.0

                Can't beat it for the price

                By Mateus

                from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Sharp Focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                The Canon 24-70 costs three times as much as this glass, but surely it doesn't give images three times better! The price tag is fine enough, and the lens is sure sharp - at least the copy I got is flawless. It's a bit heavy and the AF is noisy, but those issues can be easily forgotten once you see the results this lens can provide you with. It seems and feels rock solid too.

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                5.0

                Perfect, Fast, All-Purpose Lens

                By GaryJ

                from Portland, Maine

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Rugged
                • Sharp Focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                  I'm an advanced amateur. I needed a fast, everyday lens. It allows for f2.8 at all focal lengths, is solid yet easy to adjust rapidly, and the images are sharp. I'm very happy with this purchase. As with all lenses, the extreme 2 apeture stops are a bit less sharp than the other apertures.

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                  3.0

                  Forget about in focus images

                  By TheShooter

                  from Bellevue, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up

                    Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                    More than half the time with this lens my images are out of focus. That once in a lifetime shot gone forever because this lens does not perform. I previously owned the 24-70mm from Sigma and it was much more reliable, save up your pennies and buy that one instead.

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                    4.0

                    It is what it is

                    By Chris

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Getting started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sigma Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                      I am new to photography but so far I am happy with this product.

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