Buy the Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF on http://www.ritzcamera.com Print This PagePrint This Page
Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF image
 
(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Lenses For Nikon
The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF is one of several innovative products introduced by Sigma in 2001. This lens covers focal lengths from 24mm ultra wide angle to 70mm medium telephoto and provides a large f2.8 aperture at all focal lengths.

It's design employs three (3) aspherical lens elements to minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism and sagittal comma flare. The use of two (2) SLD (The Special Low Dispersion) glass elements results in excellent correction of chromatic aberration and provides a high level of optical performance and high contrast and resolution. The lens also incorporates a Dual Focus mechanism.

The 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF is an easy to hold the lens, since the focusing ring does not rotate during auto focusing, and yet provides a wide focus ring for easy to use manual focus. Since the front of the lens does not rotate, it allows the use of a flower shaped Perfect Hood and facilities the use of polarizing filters.

The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Semi-professional(3)
Pros:
Durable(4), Easily interchangeable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(4)
Best Uses:
General purpose(3), Portraits(4), Professional work(4)

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wasn't a fan at first
By robVerified Reviewer from orlando, fl on 3/15/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Great colors, Nice Bokeh, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

When I first received the lens from ritzcamera.com, I tested the lens out and was a little disappointed. In regards to the quality of the pictures, I was very satisfied with the results, but I was more than concerned with other things. First, the zoom ring was pretty stiff, the motor was loud and the autofocus in low light was not that good....it was searching alot. I was about to return it, but I went to the ritz camera store to test a copy that they had in stock. I was plesantly surprised at the difference between the two. It was much better in all aspects so I just exchanged my bad copy for their good one. Now I'm a happy camper.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for portraits
By nikongirlVerified Reviewer from Nashua, NH on 12/7/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

This is a great lens for everyday, however I find it a bit heavy. The zoom ring was stiff at first, but it loosened as I used it more and is fine now. One thing I find annoying is the aperature lock ring moves easily so I often get EE error messages and have to adjust that before I can shoot-fine for most things, but bad when shooting motion such as sports and dance.
Overall however I am getting good color and nice sharp focus, especially for portrait work.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
In a class of it's own
By Big "E"Verified Reviewer from Florida on 10/7/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Quiet, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Portraits, Professional Work
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

Great lens for the price. I use it all the time and it is awesome!!!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wow. Gorgeous Color in Low Light
By AaronVerified Reviewer from Amherst, NH on 8/3/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fits in Camera Bag, Quiet
Cons:
Zoom is a little stiff
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Professional Work, Theatre
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

Works great shooting plays/musicals in low light with no flash. Theatre lights/colors are accurate and vibrant.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not The Same Old Sigma
By Jake from Atlanta, GA on 2/8/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Good contrast, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Small zoom ring
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

Bought this lens on the performance of the 120-300mm f2.8. Gave it a try at an NBA game and I must say the lens performed admirably. Not at all like the first Sigma lens I bought back in 2000. Wished it had HSM but for the price, what a deal.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
The BEST mid range zoom
By Wayne Remines from Livonia, Mich. on 1/8/2007
Pros:
Durable, Quality, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
None so-far
Best Uses:
Every day use, Professional Work

Comments about Sigma Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 EX DF Lens for Nikon AF:

I worked with a pro wedding photographer and this lens was what she was using. I asked her if she would buy it again. So I bought it. I love the 2.8. There is nothing like shooting where I could not before. thank-you

Powered by PowerReviews
Copyright © 2011 RitzCamera.com All Rights Reserved. Do not republish contents.