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Sigma 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical 35mm Zoom

3 star rating
                      3 / 5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $199.00

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length24mm - 70mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance15.7 in
    Picture Angle34.4 - 84.1 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diameter2.7 in
    Length3 in
    Weight10.1 oz
    Product ID20724312

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by filmslr8 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2004

Strengths:    lightweight
short lens

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
When I received this lens I was amazed how small and light it was. Although the Pentax mount is plastic, it has stood up very well on my Pentax metal SLR mounts after many changes. In my opinion the lens is sharp. From indoor shots with 800 speed film at 70mm f3.5 and 100 speed film at 24mm f22 I am very pleased with the results. I mainly photograph with 35mm film and process them to 4 X 6 prints.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   B & H Photo, Video,

Similar Products Used:   Tokina AT-X 24-200 f3.5 - f5.6

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anthony a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2003

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Front focus on EOS 10D
OOF at 24mm

Bottom Line:   
This is a good lens also because of the price. But it can't focus on my 10D (and the camera is fine with 3 other lenses).
Evident front focus between 28mm and 70mm, and at 24mm there is nothing in focus at all. Did lots of testings including rulers and I had to return it.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Similar Products Used:   Tamron 28-105 (perfect focus even on rulers)

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by rjhartless a Intermediate from Parker, Arizona

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

Strengths:    Inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Poor /inconsistent photo quality. Makes me leery of purchasing any Sigma products.

Bottom Line:   
As a journalist, I shoot everything--sports, mugs, architecture, groups, indoor, outdoor, day, night. I just can't get consistently good images out of this lens. I can live with slow speed and cheap construction, but picture clarity/contrast is often poor, particularly at 24mm setting. I happened upon this website because I am looking to replace this lens!

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Online Store

Similar Products Used:   Vivitar 70-300mm (love it!)
Canon 28-55
Tamron 28-80

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dnorton a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap. Nice range.

Weaknesses:    I've had this lens for two years, and I've never been fully satisfied with the optical quality, especially with color negative film. The results are nowhere near as sharp and contrasty as my Canon lenses, even though they weren't much more expensive. Will somebody please make a zoom in this range with a constant 2.8 that costs under $400. This lens is slow, and performs poorly wide open. Then there's the design. The other day I knocked my backpack off a chair. In it was my Canon EOS and this lens, inside a padded camera bag, my flash, and my Leica point and shoot (not padded). The Sigma is now almost completely in two pieces. It broke just behind the zoom collar, where it appears that the front of the lens is joined to the rear with three small plastic L shaped brackets (about 1/4 inch each). Two of the three brackets went. Nothing else in the bag was harmed, padded or not. I've had my EOS for 11 years, and my Canon lenses about the same. This lens has not gotten particularly rough treatment by my standards. It's obviously not designed or built as well as the Canon lenses. Lens cap doesn't stay on when you focus all the way to infinity unless you have a filter on because the

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy this lens.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   Many

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tommy jane a Professional from L.A.

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2002

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    weakness

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   28-105 f2.8-4.5

Type of photography:   Other

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