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Sigma70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Consistent output (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Nice bokeh (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (6)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Low light (3)
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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By GHelms

    from Lindale, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

      Just what I have been looking for.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Alternative

      By Steve

      from Boynton Beach, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

      I mostly use this lens for portraits. I'd been using a 50mm on my Nikon D7000, which gave me an effective length (FOV) of 75mm, but I wanted something a little longer. This Sigma 70mm (effective 105mm) was just the ticket.One review site said it is one of the sharpest lenses they have ever tested, and they weren't kidding. Be prepared to do some post processsing on older women's faces. But you get sharp as sharp gets, eyes and hair, etc.; and the color and contrast are wonderful. Bokeh is lovely, too!Build quality is excellent, and the lens handles quite well. Put the focus limit switch on to speed up non-macro focussing. I could not be happier with my purchase.And of course, B&H did their normal, fast shipping; and it provides me comfort to know they are behind the sale.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the top 3 sharpest lens for Nikon

      By B.D.

      from Skopje, Macedonia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

      This lens, produces the most amazing, most sharp pictures I've ever done with my Nikon cameras.

      Downsides:
      No internal focus motor, can't be used on D3100/D3200/D5100 (it can but in manual mode)
      No focus override (once in AF mode, you can't turn the focus barrel)
      Sometimes when focused to infinity, can't refocus back (on the D7000)
      Slow compared to all the above mentioned, but not substantially
      Metal hood, can't be reverse mounted

      10/10 image quality (at 2.8!!)
      8/10 built quality and handling
      8.5/10 price (for a new lens, locally, inc tax)
      6/10 focusing speed
      10/10 Macro capabilty

      Overall, if you are looking after a good prime for general use, and a superb macro lens, get this lens, full no reservations recommendation.

      This is an FX lens, which on a DX camera gives a 105mm fov.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great lens

      By rofr

      from Atlanta, GA

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

        I've had this lens for years....I can't even remember when I bought it. It is one of my two favorites when I need a sharp and shallow DOF shot - the other being Nikon's new 85mm f1.4 which I've had for a only few months now.

        The Sigma is super sharp making it a nice portrait lens or macro. I have a D300. It's a little slow to focus and if you decide to try your luck with autofocus when taking macro shots, you will likely find that it hunts a bit but I don't normally rely on AF when shooting macro shots so the hunting is not an issue. I would not trade the sharpness for a lens that focused a little faster or hunted a little less. When I'm taking non-macro shots in all but dim light it focuses just fine.

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        5.0

        solid choice

        By carrera.owner

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • AF can hunt sometimes

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

        I was looking for a duel purpose macro/portrait lens and this fits the bill. I already own another Sigma lens and the quality of the glass and construction provided me the confidence that the 70 mm f/2.8 would meet my expectations.

        I am in the process of upgrading from my old d40 to my new d700. For d40 owners, autofocus is not operational (certainly not a big deal for macro or portrait work). This lens generates stunning shots, on both platforms, with crisp clarity for primary subject and very nice bokeh. While I've just gotten this lens, I can see now that this will probably become my workhorse.

        As alluded to above, I've been quite pleased with Sigma glass. When you ratio the end product quality over the price, it's hard to beat.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I use this on my Nikon D90 - LOVE IT

        By Jason

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          This lens is absolutely amazing for portraits. It has served me well for over 5 years. So far, I have no problems with it. After my friends see how clear my pictures turned out, they all want this lens too.

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          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality At A Value Price

          By GatorGrub

          from Longwood, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Sharp Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Screw-On Lens Hood

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          I am using this 70mm Sigma EX DG primarily as a Macro lens on my Nikon D80, getting the net effect of a 105mm f/2.8 lens on the D80's APS-C sensor.
          The build is excellent. The EX quality is evident. Smooth, quick AF.
          Only negative is the screw-on lens hood...when not on camera you have to find a place to secure it, versus reversing and stowing on the lens itself like Sigma offers on its longer FL lenses...and Nikon offers on all lenses.

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