Lens Tips: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Review – Disappointing Results


The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN has enjoyed high demand since its announcement, but was it deserved? Lens Tips seems to think that it wasn’t due to a variety of flaws they found that while easy to correct with software shouldn’t exist when lenses like the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE offer superior performance for a lower price. The only advantage Sigma has against the Tamron is that it extends to 24mm according to Lens Tips, but is that a good enough reason to pick the Sigma over the Tamron? You can read Lens Tips full review here.

Pros:

  • very solid and weather- sealed casing,
  • excellent image quality in frame centre,
  • good image quality on the edge of APS-C,
  • acceptable image quality on the edge of full frame,
  • low lateral chromatic aberration,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • low vignetting on the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • fast, silent, and accurate autofocus,
  • very good performance against bright light.

Cons:

  • very high distortion which, additionally, at the shortest focal length, shows significant moustache deformations,
  • a tad too high spherical aberration at 70 mm,
  • noticeable longitudinal chromatic aberration at 70 mm,
  • monstruous vignetting on full frame.

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SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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