Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Sony A

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Sony A

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Sony A

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Product Highlights

  • A-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 Sony A-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.

In the Box
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Sony A
  • 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

    Performance
    Focal Length 24 - 70mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View 84.1° - 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
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    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 4.9 x 4.8"

    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 reviews

    24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Sony A is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens At one time I own a Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F/2.8 lens. Is the Sigma as good as the CZ lens? No but I would say it's 90% as good. Half the price of the CZ lens. My copy of the Sigma is very sharp at all settings and contrast and resolution is perfect. The HSM is quite and fast. This lens stays on my Sony a-850 almost all the time. It's a little on the heavy side but you get used to it. I like the constant F/2.8. I've herd some people complain about Sigma QC. All I can say is over the years I've had several Sigma lenses and they were all good . If you need a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens consider this one. You won't go wrong.
    Date published: 2011-09-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A cheaper Option I have two 24-70 lenses, and this one is my backup but.... The resolution on corners is not good on f2.8, gets better on f5.6 and up, that's the reason why I put just 3 stars on this lens. Because optically is not so good even in the center of the images. It feels good on your hand. it has fast Auto Focus even in dark conditions but when you see the images are not so sharp. Obviously I compare this lens with Sal24-70Z, a more expensive lens but... I compared images too with the sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Macro. is the version before this one and the images are almost as the Sony 24-70 in resolution and sharpness. I don't know what happened with Sigma and the resolution of this lens.
    Date published: 2010-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Lens This lens is great. Very fast and quiet autofocus. Unnoticeable CA and Distortion throughout the zoom range. Can be sharp as a tack beyond f/3.2 (excluding f/3.2. Great color. Zoom and focus rings turn smoothly, and they both require an appropriate amount of pressure in my opinion. However, this lens is heavy, and would feel very awkward without my vertical grip. I dropped it once inside the house, and it thudded like a small boulder would. But held up. Quite durable (for small drops).
    Date published: 2012-06-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bang for your buck I bought this lens as the carry lens on my new Sony A850. So far I have been very impressed with how sharp & versatile the lens is. It is heavy but remember this is a subsatial piece of glass. As a serious hobbyist I couldn't justify the extra cost for the Zeiss 24-70, so saw this lens as a viable alternative. I was not disappointed - excellant value for money. Very well constructed and a good solid feel. So far I have shot some great landscapes and a few good portraits, some ion low light. I am very happy with the results this lens produces.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pin sharp and superb glass This lens rocks, now I was a little nervous about getting this lens because it seems quite a few turn out to be a little blurry however I got lucky and found this to be a very versatile lens both in the studio and on the street. Its not light but also not as heavy as some of the Sony Prime lenses I have also. f stop is fixed and it really does excel no matter what the situation. Its very well constructed and feels like a higher price lens - Sigma really have done a great job, it almost has a rugged feel to it.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love it I use this for candid/organic photography, in home, studio, and on site on a Sony Alpha; and this lens is superior. It's ultra-quiet and fast to focus. In low light, I've had it hunt for focus, but that's a limitation of my body more than anything else. This glass is sharp! At f8.0 I didn't feel the need to sharpen images in post; and the quality of the bokeh is very pleasing. Also, I enjoy how near the minimum focus distance is to the subject. The manual focusing was very smooth. If I had to give it a con, it would be the weight. The weight doesn't bother me much at all, but my arms do realize the weight after an hour and a half. The lens hood is large and well constructed. It also comes with a nylon case, which I wasn't expecting. I couldn't be happier!
    Date published: 2010-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for the buck I have really enjoyed this lens for a variety of purposes. I enjoy the great outdoors and use this lens everywhere I go. Flyfishing, camping, mountain biking, you name it, the lens has been there and done that. I also used it at my sister's small wedding and everyone was happy with the pics. This is a very versatile product with all of the quality I could ask for. I called and asked for advice when I made the purchase. This was the second lens recommended (CZ was the first but out of my price range). I really have appreciated the help. I use this on a Sony a77.
    Date published: 2014-10-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens For general use: portraits, landscaping, etc. Pros: Sturdy and well constructed, not loose or cheap feel. Cons: big, huge (and expensive) filter.
    Date published: 2011-09-21
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