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SIGMA 24-70MM F2.8 IF EX DG HSM CANON

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  • Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens
  • Hyper Sonic Motor
  • Super Multi Layer Coating
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SIGMA 24-70MM F2.8 IF EX DG HSM CANON


 
  • Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens
  • Hyper Sonic Motor
  • Super Multi Layer Coating
  • Filter Diameter - 82mm
  • Ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur
  • Large aperture standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 24mm and is housed in compact construction
  • Optical design provides an overall length of 94.7cm /3.7inch
  • ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass, two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lenses provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations
  • Superior optical performance is ensured throughout the entire zoom range
  • Incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full time manual focusing capability
  • Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 38cm/15in and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.3
  • Possible to attach the included petal-type hood to block out extraneous light
  • Specifications:
  • Lens Construction - 14 Elements in 12 Groups
  • Angle of View - 84.1 - 34.3 degrees
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades - 9 Blades
  • Minimum Aperture - F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance - 38cm / 15 in.
  • Maximum Magnification 1:5.3
  • Lens Hood - Petal-type hood
  • Dimensions - Diameter 88.6mm X Length 94.7mm (3.5 in. x 3.7 in.)
  • Weight - 790g (27.9 oz)


Lens Performance
Lens Type:Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length:24-70mm
Maximum Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture (Max. & Min.):Max: f/2.8, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type:Canon EF
Format Compatibility:35mm Film/Full-Frame Digital Sensor, Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View:84.1-34.3 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance:0.38m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification:0.18x
Groups/Elements:12 Groups/14 Elements
Diaphragm Blades:9
Lens Features
Image Stabilization:No
Autofocus:Yes
Tripod Collar:No
Physical
Filter Thread:82mm
Dimensions (DxL):3.5x3.7"
Weight:790g
Additional Information
Warranty:7 year manufacturer warranty

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  • *****
  • Great lens. Cheap price

  • August 01, 2012
  • By: Brett

At close to one try the price of the new canon 24-70 mk2 it was almost a no-brainer to get this lens. I had seen people using it and noticed their pictures turned out well and they seemed happy with it. Read some comparisons between the 1st and 2nd gen canons with this lens and it faired pretty well. I've been enjoying this lens. It is on my body for about 90% of the time. Only switching it out for my 70-200 f4 and 50 f1.4 for the rest.

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  • Not Sure It's Right For Me

  • November 30, 2011
  • By: David

I'm missing shots more than I used to. So I wanted a top quality, and fast lens that might take the place of a lot of my museum pieces. Certainly, this new Sigma 24-70 EX model is a great lens. It's supposed to be more at home on Full Frame cameras, but it certainly performs well on my very small, and aging RebelXTi. And here is my biggest real problem - this lens is fat and heavy - I guess it has to be to maintain that f2.8 from 24-70. It absolutely dwarfs my camera, not so much by length, but diameter. Also, it makes my little Rebel very front heavy, and two handed shooting is almost a necessity. And although Canon's Digital Rebels are not intended to be pocket cameras, when I'm using my little Pentax 50mm, I can actually put the whole rig into a jacket pocket. Not so with this Sigma! So, is this the lens that will be on my camera most of the time? It should be, being $1000, but it works against the way I typically use my camera- this may have to change. In many ways, it's the right lens for me - the 24-70 range is where I work 99% of the time, even with a cropped sensor camera, I seldom ever go wider than 28, and if I need to, I've got a Russian Mir-20! As for the lens itself, most lab reviews I've read find their typical faults, and especially if you're thinking of using this with a FF camera, you should read these reviews. But if, like most people you have a 1.5 Cropper, this lens is certainly almost perfect at all f-stops and focal lengths. My own findings after only a few days- especially faithful color rendering, fast, accurate and quiet AF, excellent build quality, sharp enough, although not tack-sharp - I've got a little Industar 50-2 ($30 on Ebay)that's sharper! The Bokeh is good, but not as great as my Jupiter-9!Personally, I prefer a little bit of softness, making the Sigma 24-70 ideal for me in so many ways. But seeing as this is only a 3X Zoom lens, I wonder if there's any way Sigma could put it on a diet?

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