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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

No 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

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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

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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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