Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Another review for a highly interesting lens, made by Sigma. It’s the new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 is gathering a lot of attention, giving a great level of performance for the bucks.

There is little not to like of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART lens. The reviewer at ePHOTOzine praises well controlled chromatic abberration and distortions, the sharpness and the smooth bokeh. From the conclusion:

This is a very attractive proposition for full frame users. A reasonable cost, a sound general performance, gorgeous bokeh and the potential for portrait shooting, low distortion, in fact, a variety of positive aspects that make for a quality end result. It’s a pity the weather resistance isn’t a bit stronger and the weaker performance at 70mm will not suit everyone, but even this may well delight others as the portrait and perhaps flower study potential is very real. Overall, recommended. Read the review…

I do not own the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. I just played along with it for a day and I have to say my impression has been very good. At $1,299 it’s also sensibly less expensive than Canon’s counterpart.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art sample photos

Sigma 14mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art Sample Photos

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photography Blog posted a set of real world sample pictures shot with the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and using a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Original files are available for download. The new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art is a ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLRs. 

This is another exciting lens made by Sigma, though with a price of $1,599 it isn’t for anyone budget.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon US

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM gives you a lot for less (money), says LensRentals

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM was one of the most anticipated lenses as of late. Can this lens, covering a popular full-frame focal range, beat the offerings of Canon and Nikon?

According to LensRentals’ review, it appears Sigma build another winner, another lens that many people will purchase instead of other offerings. Not only the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM has a significantly lower price ($1,300 vs $1,750 of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II), but it also has image stabilisation (the Canon has not). Add to this the excellent buid quality and you have a what is another great SIgma lens. However, the reviewer points put that both the Canon and Nikon offering in this focal range are sharper.

In the conclusion, the reviewer writes:

[…] the Sigma 24-70mm Art Series does a lot of things great. Keeping the form factor small, while adding the functionality of stabilization is impressive in its own right, and the price point is incredible when compared to what it’s up against. No doubt, if this is the first pro-grade 24-70mm lens you’ve used, you’ll be really impressed with the quality. For those who aren’t in a rush to update their 24-70mm lens, it might be best to wait and see what Tamron has in their newly announced Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2.

Read the review at LensRentals.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sample Images (Photography Blog)

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photography Blog posted a set of  sample photos shot with a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM on a Canon EOS 5DS R.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1,299): B&H Photo | Adorama

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART review (best lens tested so far by photozone.de)

Sigma 135mm F/1.8 DG ART Review (best Lens Tested So Far By Photozone.de)

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Lens testing authority photozone.de reviewed the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART, a new Sigma lens that gets a lot of positive feedback. The Sigma was tested on a Canon EOS 5Ds R.

In the conclusion the reviewer writes:

Those who have followed us [i.e. photozone.de, editors note] over the years know that we don’t easily come up with superlatives but this time it’s hard to avoid them really. The Sigma lens is the best lens that we have tested so far. The resolution figures are outlandishly good -plus low CAs, very low distortions and comparatively low vignetting. The quality of the bokeh is very close to perfection (for a conventional lens) except for the inevitable cat eye highlights in the image corners. If there is a real weakness it is bokeh fringing at large aperture settings. However, we’ve rarely seen lenses that can correct them and they were not as fast anyway.

The build quality is top notch and, honestly, we can’t really find any downsides here. The used materials are of great quality and weather-sealing helps in situations when the going gets tough. The AF is very fast and near silent. Read the full review…

Well, that’s a hell of a positive feedback for the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART. The Sigma sells for $1,399, which seems to be a fair price for a lens such as this. If you want to learn more about the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens have a look at the MTF figures, Imaging Resource’s review, Dustin Abbott’s review,

 

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART review (D. Abbott)

Sigma 135mm F/1.8 ART Review (D. Abbott)

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART must be an amazing lens, at least according to what reviewers say. It’s clearly another great lens by Sigma.

Canada based photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published an exhaustive review of the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART lens.

From the conclusion:

While the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART may not win any awards for being Sigma’s sharpest, brightest, or cheapest lens, I do think that in many ways it is Sigma’s most complete prime lens. Unlike some of the ART series, I didn’t find it clinical but instead appreciated the quality rendering from the lens. It does tend to skew white balances a little cool, and it doesn’t deliver the most deeply saturated colors out of the box, but the images process well. I have seen several excellent 135mm lenses for Canon/Nikon mounts in the past two years, including the Samyang/Rokinon 135mm f/2 and the outstanding Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2, but both of these options are manual focus only. The Sigma 135 ART is the first 135mm lens to bring the excellence of modern lens design coupled with useful autofocus.

You can watch the 18 minutes video below for the final review, or you can head over to Dustin Abbott’s site if you prefer reading the review, and checking the many sample pictures.

If you want to learn more about the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens have a look at the MTF figures and this review.