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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)
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      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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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

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      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

              Verified Buyer

              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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