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Sigma 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF 35mm Zoom

3.5 star rating
                      3.5 / 5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • 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 ID20723902

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Suraki a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2005

Strengths:    + cheap
+ light
+ fast

Weaknesses:    - flares

Bottom Line:   
I've used this lens on D70 and F80 body.
It's a fast and light lens in own price range.
Ideal and practical for a journey or a trip.
I like this lens!

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   www.artwork.hu

Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 28-80 3.5-5.6
Sigma DC 18-50 3.5-5.6

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by spring a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2004

Strengths:    wide angle at 24mm is really useful for landscapes and corner sharpness is fine. Focuses fast on a Nikon. build quality is better than a Nikon G and similar to a Nikon D, except the rear. Comes with a hood useful for shielding against flare.

Weaknesses:    short zoom range, but it's good price! the hood will hinder mounted flash if subject is too close. Use flash connector or remove hood for such shooting.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the Nikon version from adorama and used it for some outdoor as well as indoor shoots on Nikon F65. It definitely focuses faster and works better than a nikon G in low light conditions. Built quality is good though the rear part of the lens is plastic coloured in silver (which i have no problem with as long as it works well). The Prints turn out pretty sharp and contrast is good using Fuji Superia 200. Perhaps i could write more when i get to try it out using other firms (prob a ISO 100 and 400). Did some closeups (not macro of course) as well as portraits which turned out very good.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Adorama

Similar Products Used:   24-85mm Nikon'G' AF-S, 28-80mm Nikon 'G', 28-105mm Nikon 'D', 50mm Nikon 'D'

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by HaranBanjo a Casual

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2004

Strengths:    Prezzo
Messa a fuoco interna
La parte anteriore non ruota

Weaknesses:    Costruzione economica
Diaframma a 8 lame
Difficoltà a focheggiare con poca luce
Inusabile a 24mm e/o a F3.5
Svalutazione dell'usato

Bottom Line:   
Un prodotto piuttosto scadente, anche se bisogna tenere in considerazione il prezzo tutt'altro che elevato.
Fisicamente, il prodotto è costruito con una plastica piuttosto economica, ma con attacco in metallo. E' anche presente il paraluce.
I risultati sul campo sono davvero deludenti: le pecche maggiori sono l'elevata distorsione a barilotto (talvolta inaccettabile) a focali minori di 28mm e una notevolissima perdita di nitidezza ai bordi dell'immagine, specialmente sul grandangolo (l'elemento asferico non serve a nulla). La situazione migliora se si scatta a F8-11 con una focale di 45-60mm.
Per il prezzo non ci si può aspettare più di un 3.5-5.6, ma bosogna tenere conto che scattare a queste aperture significa rovinare la foto (il diaframma, haimé, ha 8 lame).
Il dettaglio e la nitidezza si assestano su livelli bassi; un po' meglio per il contrasto e la resa cromatica.
La messa a fuoco è lenta e soprattutto rumorosa; l'obiettivo fa fatica a focheggiare con poca luce. La messa a fuoco è interna e la parte anteriore dell'obiettivo non ruota, rendendo possibile l'impiego di polarizzatori circolari.
Se pensate di aver trovato un buon obiettivo ad un prezzo ragionevole, purtroppo vi state sbagliando; piuttosto aspettate e acquistate qualcos'altro, perché così si buttano i soldi. Tenete anche conto che un obiettivo del genere perde subito il suo valore, e vendendolo si possono prendere delle grosse delusioni.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $130.00

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor AF-S 24-85 ED, 3.5-4.5

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by birgir a Professional from Kopavogur

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap
build ok

Weaknesses:    Sharpness and contrast should be better compared to the cheaper 28-80 F3,5-5,6 HF.

Bottom Line:   
I bougth this lens along with the SD9 camera and thougt this might be an ok performer. Either my unit was not so good or this lens is not so good. Compared it with the Sigma 28-80mm HF F3,5-5,6 and the 28-80 which is less expensive was alot better with better contrast and more sharpness. I would not recomend this lens as a first buy. Go rather for the 28-80 if your on a budget and save for a prime lens or the Sigma 20-40 F2,8 (or the 28-70 F2,8, which has better performance than the 24-70 (F2,8)

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   Cameta camera

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 28-70 F2,8
Sigma 20-40 F2,8
Sigma 50mm Macro
Sigma 28mm F1,8
Sigma 28-80 F3,5-5,6
Sigma 70-300 DF F4-5,6
Sigma 17-35mm F2,8-4

Type of photography:   Fine Art

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

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2003

Strengths:    * cheap
* HF (hellical focus, front does not move during focusing)
* smooth zoom
* rugged
* metallic mount

Weaknesses:    The only possible weakness is of course the speed, f 3.5. However, I haven't seen a faster lens for the same price.

Bottom Line:   
An exceptional lens, recommended to anyone who's contemplated buying the equivalent Nikon. This Sigma is wider (24mm) and produces better results throughout the zoom range. At 24 and 50 it beat the Nikons easily, the latter catching up only at 70mm. Corners are sharp and clear across zoom range.

Perfect short zoom for Nikon N80, fully compatible with Nikon's D system.

The ranks below are given relative to other lenses in its own category: short zooms around $100.

I also recommend the Sigma 70-300mm II Super Macro as the complementary long zoom.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   B and H

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 28-80mm G
Nikon 28-100mm G

Nikon N80
Nikon N65

Type of photography:   People

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