Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

(7 customer reviews)

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM is a high-quality camera glass with a bright aperture value. It has an autofocus system that is fast and quiet, making it ideal for capturing photos in various situations. The lens has 9 aperture blades, which can produce a pleasing bokeh effect. It has a 82mm filter diameter, which can be expensive to purchase, and it is quite heavy, weighing 790 grams. The lens is 94mm long, which may require a larger camera bag. The lens is made up of high-quality glass elements with lens coatings that help to reduce reflections and glare. It is a well-built lens that can last a long time. The lens has a zoom range of 24-70mm, which makes it a versatile lens for various types of photography. Overall, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM is a great option for photographers looking for a high-quality photographic lens that can produce sharp and clear images.

– The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is a great addition to any photographer’s arsenal.
– It is built really well and looks brand new, even after frequent use.
– This lens takes wonderful photos, with sharpness and contrast that exceed expectations.
– The autofocus system is fast and accurate, allowing you to capture those perfect shots without having to worry about manual focus.

– This lens can be quite heavy, making long shoots tiring and difficult.
– The lens hood can be a bit tricky to attach and detach at times.

Overall, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM lens is an excellent choice for any photographer looking for a high-quality and versatile lens. While it may be a bit heavy, the sharpness and accuracy of this lens make it well worth the investment. Highly recommended.

Optical design

Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value Has 9 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result. It is a ring-type ultrasonic motor designed to provide quick and silent focusing.

Physical characteristics

Weights 790 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag. 82 mm lens filter diameter, finding lens in this range can be expensieve consider using Cokin system if you really need one. 94 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.

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Basic data

Format Full frame
Type Prime zoom
Mounts Minolta A, Sony A


Blades 9
Filter (mm) 82
Length (mm) 94
Min focus (m) 3.8
Weight (g) 790
Aperture 2.8/22
Focal Length (mm) 24-70

Overall rating

based on 20 reviews

color (4.7)

distortion (4.55)

flare control (4.7)

mechanical quality (4.75)

sharpness (4.65)


7 reviews for Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM


    20 user rated as 4.67/5

  2. rated as 4.88/5

  3. Jun 09, 2010

    A Top Macro Macro Lens! The Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG EX macro is among the best 4 best macro lenses in the world: Canon 100mm f2.8L IS, Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR Micro and probably the sharpest one Sigma 150 f2.8 DG EX macro. Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG (special color corrected multi-coating and designed for any format APS or full-frame sensors) is absolutely sharp with great “bokeh” for macro shots and also portraits (sometimes too sharp for portraits). It fits very well in the APS cameras as a 100 or 112mm macro for that perfect distance in flowers & insects shots or as a super fast portrait lens. Fitted in a full-frame you’ll get a great all purpose macro, landscape, portrait lens. I have had them all and I kept the 70mm and 150mm Sigmas. Since them I’m always ready for any kind of product, portrait and macro shooting. I’m a professional photographer based in NYC with 3 decades of experience.

  4. Apr 03, 2012

    Best kept secret! I need a zoom lens in this range for event coverage and family portraits.
    I had been using my Canon 24 to 105. A great lens but a little to slow and wanted to get a f2.8. Canon came out with a new 24 to 70 but it is not available yet and cost $2399.00. So I thought I would try out the Sigma lens. Let me tell you…WOW! What a great lens for such a low price. Optically the lens is even better than my Canon 24 to 105. It is made very well. I would say that if you are going to be shooting out in the rain the Canon lens may be sealed better. But since that is not a problem for me the construction of this lens is very, very good. It has a nice feel. The zoom ring is smooth and has just the correct amount of tension. I also like the balance of the lens…it feels good in my hand and works smoothly. Even if you are not on a budget I think this lens is an excellent value and give you top notch pro results.

  5. May 31, 2016

    Quality at Super value did a lot of reading reviews before I bought and it paid off, this lens is great! I will again buy this brand ; especially if I cant afford Canon.

  6. May 26, 2022

    Amazing lens Didn’t expect the lens to be in such good shape, and I was amazed by how clean and perfect everything was when it arrived. Amazing lens!

  7. May 19, 2020

    Looks new Great lens, looks brand new and takes wonderful photos. Thanks!!

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