Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro


Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro


Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
This is a prime lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  normal prime lenses, a normal lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.
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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 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.
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 62 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 "LH620-01 270".
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Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2007-2008: Macro Lens
TIPA TIPA Awards 2007: Expert Lens
 
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 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 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 price
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2007-2008: Macro Lens
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2007: Expert Lens
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
 
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Normal Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
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 Length 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:
  70 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91 mmon Canon APS-H
  112 mmon Canon APS-C
  70 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 10 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:25 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
LH620-01 270(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 95 mm
Vikt:525 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)670 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s Macro 70mm F2.8 EX DG is a large aperture medium macro lens suitable for shooting the smaller things in our world that exist virtually unseen. A macro lens is one which will focus on a subject close enough to render it “life-size” on the image plane in your camera. It also has a “flat” field” front lens element so that it can shoot images of flat objects such as artwork or postage stamps and be tack sharp all the way across the image. This Sigma Macro 70mm F2.8 is ideally suited for taking pictures of insects or other small creature where a closer approach to the subject would scare them away. This greater distance also allows the photographer more flexibility in lighting the subject with natural light reflectors. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction and sharpness throughout the entire zoom range and Super Multi-layer coating reduces flare & ghosting. A floating internal focus system enables a minimum shooting distance of 7.4 inches enabling ability to shoot with critical sharpness regardless of distance. So don’t miss the tiny insects, flowers of the world or the details in a stamp or coin collection or a piece of embroidery all of which are seldom noticed but offer a fascinating world if you look closely enough. Capture them with the Sigma Macro 70mm F2.8 EX DG

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 105mm with most cameras

Focuses down to 1:1 magnification ratio at its closest working distance of 10.1 inches

Extremely compact weighing only 18.5 ounces & measures only 3.7 inches long.

A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/sigma-ex-2-8-70-mm-dg-macro-an-canon-450d-makrotest-1022357,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/sigma-ex-2-8-70-mm-dg-macro-an-nikon-d300-macrotest-1020585,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/sigma-ex-2-8-70-mm-dg-macro-an-nikon-d700-1035390,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/sigma-ex-2-8-70-mm-dg-macro-an-canon-7d-1034241,923.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-70mm-f28-EX-DG-Macro
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=317&sort=7&cat=38&page=2
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/0807sigma
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/macro-slr-lenses-75/155-sigma-macro-70mm-f28-ex-dg.html
 
 
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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 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 70mm f/2,8 DG Macro
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