Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF

B&H # SI247028C MFR # 571101
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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One ELD and Two SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) AF System
  • Internal Focus
  • Front Filter Thread: 82mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 overview

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The 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens from Sigma is a go-to option for many photographers thanks to a versatile zoom range from wide angle to telephoto. This model is designed for Canon EF-mount cameras and features a fast constant aperture of f/2.8 for shallow depth-of-field and enhance low-light imaging capabilities. The lens provides good image quality through the use of three aspherical elements, one ELD element, and two SLD elements to combat aberrations and distortion. Also, a Hyper Sonic Motor provides fast and quiet autofocus and the lens is designed to do all focusing internally. Additionally, the lens has a front filter thread of 82mm and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm.

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF
  • Lens Hood for 24-70mm f/2.8 If EX Digital HSM Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 24 to 70mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 84.1° to 34.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 14.96" / 38 cm
    Magnification 0.18x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.3
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.49 x 3.73" / 88.6 x 94.7 mm
    Weight 1.74 lb / 790 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.0 x 4.7"

    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 reviews

    24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 135.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great General Use Lens I did some research to find out that this lens is agreed by many to be sharper than the L counterpart. While I never compared them side by side, this is definitely sharper than anything I have ever shot. I was lucky as I did get a good copy. I heard that if you got a bad copy, it tends to back focus a bit but you can easily get recalibrate at .... I shoot weddings and headshots and this lens is very good zoom range and it's short (but stoutly), so it is a bit less intimidating. It is though a bit difficult to find filters because of its 82mm tread but it does make the camera look more professional because of the big front element.
    Date published: 2009-08-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I had high hopes I bought this lens because the range and aperture were what I was looking for without the Canon L price. The lens was bigger than I thought but very easy to handle. Focusing was dead silent and I loved everything about the lens but it refused to take sharp photos, even on a tripod. I tested the lens on stationary objects as well as people and none came out with any detail or tack sharp focus. Tried my other lenses on the same bodies, tack sharp focus every time. I could have sent it back to have it calibrated, but it's my second Sigma lens to exhibit this behavior on a 40D and 20D body. I just returned it and may have to bite the bullet and pick up the Canon one.
    Date published: 2010-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far... So Good! I really thought long and hard about which 24-70 to purchase, it came down to the Canon 24-70L and this Sigma. My decision to get the Sigma ultimatly came down to the price. The thought going thru my head at the time of purchase was Ok, I will buy this for now and step up to the Canon in the near future but after using this for a few weeks now. I really doubt I will step up to the Canon now! The construction of this lens is SUPER solid and focus is spot on! I'm happy I bought this for sure.
    Date published: 2009-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT LENS. WORTH EVERY PENNY Like it says in the title, worth every penny!! I've had this lens now for about 2 weeks and have had the chance to use it indoors, outdoors, at a house party and in a in a basketball gym. Places where the casual/amateur/pro photographer would go and this lens came to work every time. It's focus is fast and accurate, Bokeh is very nice, and it worked great in low light. I was debating getting the new canon version but as an amateur and a parent, I couldn't justify spending over $2k on lenses. The Sigma version is a great alternative as it produces very sharp pictures! My only regret is that it took me almost 2 years of agonizing with my kit lens before I decided to get high end high quality lenses.
    Date published: 2012-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent optics, build and focus speed This is my walk-around zoom for my 5D mark II. The lens has amazing sharpness, particularly in the center, at f/3.5 and beyond. The sweet spot seems to be f/8-f/11 (as usual) and it is nice and compact. I've shot with the Canon 24-70L and the Sigma HSM model is optically superior to the Canon that I used. Its focus speed is excellent and it is quiet, and flare is well-controlled. The two problems with this lens are vignetting at the long end (until f/8 at 70mm, and until f/4 at 50mm) and substantial front focusing. I had to set the 5Dii microfocus adjustment to +20 to get it properly focusing. I will send it to Sigma USA for a focus adjustment. Of course, the vignetting can only be fixed in post processing (I have a few presets in Apple's Aperture that I apply to such images).
    Date published: 2009-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very recommended I actually got this lens immediately after shooting a wedding on the Canon 24-70 2.8 and with another professional with this one. I liked both...With that, I feel that Canon may have a slight edge on the optic side BUT this lense is just as good for what it's for...24-70. This is my reception lens, so it's what I have on the camera while walking in crowds and such. Since it's shorter (and just as sturdy as the Canon one) I chose it.
    Date published: 2012-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price. Since i can't touch any L-Series lenses from Canon, this is the next best thing. I've taken indoors, outdoors and indoors burst shooting shots, with it. I must say, it handled well on every ocasion. The only gripe i have is the focus ring being so close to the body, and the put on and removal is also tight! It's a big heavy lens and you will get used to it very soon. If i can handle my Sigma 70-200 2.8 , i can handle this one. It's also a good sign to see it out of stock on B&H. that means it's in demand by budget hobyists!! Great lens for the price.
    Date published: 2013-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended I've had this lens now for two years and I have nothing but positives to say about it. I use it with my 5D III, my 50D, my A7R and NEX 7 (with the Metabones adapter) and even with my BMPCC (also with Metabones). Very sharp, even fully open and amazing stopped down, good contrast, if not quite to Zeiss levels and excellent color. It focuses quickly and fairly, if not super, quietly; although I mostly shoot landscape and I use an external mic for video so this is not a big issue for me. Highly, highly recommended, especially when you consider the price of the Canon L that is maybe marginally better in the lab, but to my eye indistinguishable in real terms.
    Date published: 2015-06-28
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    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    • Canon EOS 1D X
    • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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