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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: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, 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.

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