First SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Review

 


SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony alpha blog posted the first review of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art and it is a very positive one. Below you can see the summary of their findings and you can read the full review here in English (The Blue Text) and French. It sounds like the new Sigma and Tamron are better choices for most photographers over Sony’s expensive G Master line.

Pros

  • Excellent to outstanding centre sharpness on A7RIV between 35 and 70mm
  • Moderate price
  • Excellent smooth blurry background
  • Very Good Bokeh Balls with no artifacts and well rounded
  • Very Good build quality and ergonomics
  • Very good color rendition
  • Weather sealed
  • Short focusing distance
  • Fast and reliable and silent AF
  • Very Low CA except at 70mm (moderate)

Average

  • Visible distorsion and moderate vignetting but that should be corrected in a future Lightroom Lens profile (not worse than the Tamron or the Sony)
  • Resistance to flare is not a the level of what we have on Prime but Sony and Tamron have also same issue
  • Weight 830g (but lighter than the Sony 886g)
  • 24mm sharpness less good than Sony but roughly similar to Tamron at 28mm
  • Corners sharpness only reaching very good levels max and good at 50mm

Cons

  • None at this price point

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