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The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM (Nikon fit) is a large aperture standard zoom lens and covers focal lengths from 24mm. The lens is housed in a compact constructio and provides an overall length of 94.7cm /3.7inch. The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, whilst the ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction. Excellent optical performance is ensured throughout the entire zoom range, and the lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3. More
Excellent optical performance
ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, two molded glass aspherical lenses and a hybrid aspherical lens provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Large aperture standard zoom lens with compact construction
The lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 94.7mm (3.7"). It is ideal for many situations such as portrait, landscape and general photography.
F2.8 large aperture over the entire zoom range
This lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 over its entire zoom range. It provides freedom of creative expression and is ideal for photography indoors or in dim lighting.
Hyper Sonic MotorHSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) Hyper Sonic Motor
HSM ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.
Inner focusing system
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation as well as providing high speed AF and convenient handling.
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas.
Super Multi-Layer coatingReduced Flare and Ghosting
The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the lens' focal length.
This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light and reduce internal reflections.
Sigma’s DG lenses are designed for cameras with a full-frame sensor, but cameras with a cropped sensor can also take these lenses. These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor)
This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high speed AF.
The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
IF (Inner Focus)
To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group or groups without changing the lens' physical length.
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Cheaper is def not better
About Me Professional
Comments about Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM - Nikon Fit:
Well, purchased this lens as a backup, thought it may be nice to try Sigma instead of Nikon. What a mistake I made. Pretty much out of focus on the whole range in low light and a little on the loud side as well. The focus and crispness of the images were fantastic out side, in sunny weather and that is great if the sun is always out but we live in England and it is mainly overcast. For a 2.8 cheaper end of the line, this is great for general purpose but I think ill be sticking with the genuine Nikon models as the quality and consistant output is worth the extra £££ in the long run. I would prefer to have a lens I can trust 100% of the time, instead of doubting and checking consistently. www.preciousdays.co.uk
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG HSM - Nikon
By The Cornish Photographer
About Me Semi-Professional
I know that the Quality Assurance at Sigma is questionable but this lens was extremely poor even by their standards. I have previously owned Sigma's 100-300mm f4 and their 150mm f2.8 lenses which were very good and I could not fault them at all, but this 24-70mm HSM was appalling! I gave it a good test through the whole aperture range but it was only at f5.6 that the images became fairly acceptable. The flare and ghosting at f2.8 was shocking. The image quality of my Sigma 100-300mm f4 was considerable better than this lens.If you require a lens for shooting at f2.8 then I would carefully think twice about purchasing this lens. Granted, there are good versions of this lens out there but how many do you need to go through to find one?!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
sigma 24-70 2.8 IF DG HSM
By Tom,the world famous photographer
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I needed a low light all rounder lense that had a bit more quality than the nikon 24-120 VR lense that came with my D700, the nikon 24-70 was just so expensive so i had to go with the sigma and all i can say is its ok, it will do, nothing to wet your pants about. Does what it says it will do and it does it ok.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Almost a modern classic
Having used Nikkor 24-120 lens for general use but fed up with its f5.6 long end I needed an everyday lens that I could also use for lowlight band photography. The need to focus accurately & quietly is essential as are razor sharp high contrast images that 'zing' off the screen. Unable to contemplate the cost of the Nikkor equivalent, there was only one choice. It is also well enough made but zoom and manual focussing seem stiff. The size/weight gives excellent handling with my D700. I had a 82mm polariser for another lens so that wasn't a real problem.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Fast and sharp
As a Nikon Owner I had 3 choices. Buy the Nikon, the Sigma Macro or the this the HSM model.The Macro model is obviously the cheapest and is a good sharp lens, but as this is a general/portrait lens I want accurate fast focussing. So it had to be the HSM model. And it does not disappoint!! It is lightning fast and silent. Sharp enough for me at 24mm and f2.8. Pinsharp higher up the focal range and stepped down. I cannot compare this with the Nikon, but I doubt if I get an extra £450 of sharpness and speed.Simply no comparison with the old but often underestimated 18-70 kitlens that came with the D70. Pictures now jump out with a clarity and sharpness that makes me wonder why I didn't buy one of these years earlier.
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