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.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 in stock and shipping

tamron SP 24-70mmTamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two XR Elements, Three LD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC lens is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers ($1,199): B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon US

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens deal – $699 (reg. $949, today only)

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 PRO FX Lens Deal – $699 (reg. $949, Today Only)

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Glass Molded Aspherical Elements
  • Three SD Super-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
  • Silent-Drive Module AF System
  • Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today is the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens, on sale at $699. That’s $250 off the regular $949. Free shipping, today only.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

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

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Announced

Tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8

Eventually the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 got oficially announced. The Canon mount version will be available from  September 2, 2017. Pre-order it ($1,199) at Adorama or B&H Photo.

Tamron press release:

Tamron introduces next-generation high-speed 24-70mm F/2.8 zoom lens with advanced features

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032)

Versatile new lens delivers ultra-high image quality, image stabilization of 5 stopd and superb performance even in backlit scenes

June 30, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new high-speed zoom lens, SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032), for full-frame DSLR cameras. Model A032 is a fast F/2.8 zoom that achieves top-level image quality. The new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class*2 (CIPA level of 5 stops*1). The use of specialized, high quality glass materials (offering greater optical transmittance) for the lens element assures superior color reproduction and greater sharpness, while the application of Tamron’s exclusive nanotechnology-based eBAND Coating substantially curbs the ghosting and flare that are prone to occur in backlit photography, successfully improving the overall optical performance of the lens. Additionally, model A032 provides the added conveniences of protective Fluorine Coating, Moisture-Resistant Construction and a locking lens hood. Photographers can use this new high-speed zoom lens for wide-ranging purposes, including landscape, portrait, news, travel and many others.

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