Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Canon EOS

Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

B&H # SI7028MDGCA MFR # 270101
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Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Overview

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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.
In the Box
Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood (screw-in)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Angle of View 34.3
    Minimum Focus Distance 10.1" / 25.65 cm
    Maximum Magnification 1x
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.0 x 3.7" / 7.6 x 9.40 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.0 x 4.8"

    Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Reviews

    70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Canon EOS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent performer I got this lens last month from B&H and did my first wedding with it last night in very dark and difficult conditions. I used it with my back up camera (Canon XSi) with the Speedlight 580 EX II. I was looking for a fast prime L series lens made by Canon as I find the optical quality of L series lenses to be of very high standard; I was unable to find a full frame 70mm 2.8 prime made by Canon, so I decided to take the chance with the Sigma 70mm 2.8. The performance of this lens is excellent; At 2.8 images were so sharp, that you could see the eye lashes in great detail of people photographed full length. contrast is also excellent with excellent color. The focusing is quick and true when used in low light conditions.
    Date published: 2008-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar Performance I own 5 Canon L lenses, 2 of which are primes. I shoot mostly portraits, many landscapes, and occasional macros. I took a leap of faith when ordering this Sigma prime, having read many reviews about this lens. Am I glad I did: This lens's sharpness appears to be on the same league as my L primes, color reproduction is superb, and build quality is excellent. The lens also comes with the included padded case and lens hood, but at a non-L price. I was pondering about purchasing this lens versus the Canon 100mm Macro. I decided to go with the Sigma lens, since I already have the 135 and 200 from Canon. In addition, 70mm will serve me well for portraiture shots and occasional macros, either on my 5D or 20D. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2009-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Optical performance equal to L series Using it for about 2 years now. It is one of the sharpest, if not the sharpest lens I ever used! Its optical performance equals to best of Canon's L series lenses for fraction of what L series would cost. And its bright, incredibly bright!I have 2 other prime macro f/2.8 lenses, and I have hard time with them if I need to focus manualy in low light. With this lens I never had this problem because image in viewfinder appears so bright and clear. Of cause it is excellent lens for close-ups and macro, as it reaches true 1:1 reproduction and even slightly better. It is also great for product photography as it has excellent accuracy in color reproduction in addition to its sharpness and dead on focus. I also often use it for portraits, both as general portrait lens, and for extreme close-up portraits. Its let you do type of shots where eye fill entire frame, and eye iris is tuck sharp while tips of eyelashes is nicely bluried. In summary in bang for a buck category its hard to beat what this lens offers.
    Date published: 2008-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sharpness I use this lens for both portrature and freehand macro shooting. For both uses it is exceptionally sharp. For those who use a focus rail in their macro photography you should be aware that the front element moves a considerable distance. Other complaints would be an old fashioned style manual/auto focus system where the manual focus ring can't be used when AF is on. I did see some slight purple fringing around the highlights of some silver oboe keys in the portrait af an oboe player, but that is the only example of CA's that I have seen with this lens. Also when extreme changes are made in focus distances the AF can get confused. This has never been a problem in the portrait studio however. Those issues aside the image quality is excellent and the focal length is good for the aps-c sensor, plus it can be used on a full frame sensor.
    Date published: 2010-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a great lens! Is an optically perfect lens with no distortion, chromatic aberrations almost imperceptible, very sharp, easily equated to one of the sharpest lenses I've used: Canon 90mm 2.8 TS. And very nice and soft bokeh too. The speed of the auto focus is not so slow if used with the limiter, and it's very accurate, do the job perfectly for portraits, fashion... The little noise it's not a problem for me. The only bad point, I found is that you can not use the lens cap and hood at the same time. 70mm it's an interesting focal length for a prime lens.
    Date published: 2011-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice macro I tried Canon 100 f 2.8 from ... and Sigma 70 f 2.8.In my opinion this Sigma more sharp and this focus distance more usable for portraits.The AF little slow but for my macro work it's not a problem.The build quality is perfect and price tag less than Canon brother.Highly recomended.
    Date published: 2009-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oldie but goodie I needed a lens for copying artwork, did some homework and ordered the Sigma 85mm f1.4, which is a good lens but soft on the corners, even at 5.6/f8. Did some more homework and the Sigma 70mm surfaced as a better lens for what I needed, so ordered one, did a comparison, and returned the 85mm. The 70mm is sharper than the 85mm in the Center, and blows the 85mm out of the water on the edges, and has quite a bit less lateral CA also. It doesn't have the narrow DOF of the 85mm, and the focusing is sloow(but veeerrrry accurate). It's for use mainly in the studio for, art, portrait, and product photography so I don't see the slow focusing as a problem. Seems solid and well built. Highly recommended for sharpness, color, good contrast, low CA. From what I've read, and from my initial testing, its one of the sharpest lenses around. Lens cover won't attach with the hood on, which is strange, but I'll buy one that fits over the end of the hood.
    Date published: 2011-10-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp Lens, Different Kind of Focusing I bought this lens on a whim, while shopping for a totally different type of lens that would serve a completely different purpose. It wasn't because they were related, it was purely because of the quality of the sample pictures, the usefulness of the Macro from photo projects, the opportunity to learn something new, and how sharp the lens was reported to be. This lens is very sharp, and a very good macro on a crop-body DSLR. It's well constructed, with large elements, and it's very accurate whether auto or manual focusing. The Auto-focus is a little slow, with hunting being an issue more than I'd like, but I have been using it exclusively for Macro photography which means that I usually have it set to Manual for the sharpest focusing anyways. One thing that I did not understand fully before buying this lens is that it focuses very differently from any other Macro that I've seen. This lens can achieve a maximum scale of 1:1 for macro subjects, which is very good- but it does it by pushing the lens out of the lens-body in scale-intervals, to achieve the focus, and depending on how close you are to your subject, it is possible to invade the scene with the lens. All of the pictures that I have shot with this lens have been exactly as I've expected them to be, vibrant and sharp from corner to corner, even wide open. While I don't have have a full-frame camera, I've read that it's the same when the whole glass is used as well. I don't expect that this lens is any more challenging to learn than any other Macro lens is, and as a result wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who was shopping for one.
    Date published: 2012-02-08
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    Does this lens come with a case? This is not a lens you will leave on your camera all the time.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, it does not come with any case to protect it when it is not being used. If you regard the Accessories tab just to the left of this Q/A tab, you will see we have posted several optional/compatible lenses cases to choose from.
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    Date published: 2018-08-27
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