Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro


Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro


Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 24-70 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 24 mm or at 70 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 82 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH875-02 548".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma EX 24-60mm f/2,8 DG  (2004)
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro  (2005) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM (2008)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (715 gr)
 
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 24-70 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  24-70 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  31-91 mmon Canon APS-H
  38-112 mmon Canon APS-C
  24-70 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  36-105 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 13 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:40 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 82 mm
Lens Hood:
LH875-02 548(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):88 x 115 mm
Vikt:715 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro is a large aperture zoom lens boasting a fast aperture value of F2.8 which make it ideal for shooting indoor or in low light. Three Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion & to maintain its compact design, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range. The outstanding optical formulations make it a great performer when used for close-up photography as well as snapshots, portraits, scenic and landscape photography.

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 35 to 105mm with most cameras

Minimum focusing distance of 15.7 inches & allows macro photography with a maximum magnification of 1 to 3.8.

Front Focus System eliminates front lens rotation

Extremely compact design weighing only 28 ounces & measures only 4 inches in length.

A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-24-70mm-f28-EX-DG
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=97&sort=7&cat=37&page=2
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/318-sigma-af-24-70mm-f28-ex-dg-macro-canon-lab-test-report--review
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/standard-zoom-slr-lenses-73/160-sigma-24-70mm-f28-ex-dg-macro.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-24-70mm-F-2.8-EX-DG-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Different versions of this lens
2004 Sigma EX 24-60mm f/2,8 DG
2005 Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
2008 Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM

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