DPRTV: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Hands-on Review

DPRTV gives their hands-on impression o f the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art. Below are the key points:

  • One of the first 3rd party lenses at this focal length
  • Pro series lens with pro series build
  • Weather sealed
  • Rugged construction
  • Large lens compared to Tamron 28-75mm, but not compared to Sony 24-70mm GM
  • Feels balanced
  • 82mm filter thread
  • Custom function button on the side is nice
  • If you want a compact lightweight package get a Tamron, but the Sigma feels good too
  • Totally silent fast AF
  • 70mm clean maybe a little pincushion distortion
  • 24mm barrel distortion, but easy to correct with software
  • Great Macro capabilities can close focus 24mm at 18cm and 70mm at 38cm
  • There are soft corners with this lens wide open, but they get better stopped down
  • There is a lot of field curvature, so do not focus and recompose with this lens
  • Compelling lens for video
  • For E-mount, this lens is great for video thanks to the AF system, but for L-Mount you might want to get the Panasonic 24-70mm lens
  • Not a lot of focus breathing
  • Some chromatic aberration, but nothing that can’t be fixed
  • Cats eye bokeh effect in the corners with extra vignetting at f/2.8
  • Great bokeh as you stop down the lens thanks to the 11 blade aperture
  • Very comparable to a lot of the high-end glass out there
  • Center sharpness is fantastic
  • Great even on high-end bodies
  • For Sony E-mount the Tamron might be a better pick if you do not need 24mm, but if you do the Sigma is smaller and lighter than the Sony G Master and much cheaper
  • For L-Mount the Sigma is great value for the money, but there are a lot of fantastic lenses that cover this focal length already

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

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Details Leak


Nokishita leaked additional details about the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE:

19 elements in 14 groups
shortest distance is 0.85m (0.27m at wide end MF) Close-up photography possible
maximum shooting magnification 1: 4.6 (AF),1: 2 (MF)
filter diameter 67mm
9 aperture blades
size φ81x149mm
weight 810g

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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: (Coming Soon): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Announcement Expected Next Week


Nokishita is reporting that the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD will be announced next week and the lens is expected May 14th. We just published the first review of Tamron’s 70-180mm earlier this week here. It looks like Tamron will have another hit on their hands, so stay tuned for preorders. Plus Tamron prime lenses are currently on sale too.

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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: (Coming Soon): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony World Photography Awards ZEISS Photography Award 2020: Shortlist and Winner Announced


Sony World Photography Awards ZEISS Photography Award 2020: Shortlist and Winner Announced
Sony and the World Photography Organisation are pleased to announce KyeongJun Yang (South Korea) as the winner of the fifth annual ZEISS Photography Award. Responding to the brief Seeing Beyond: Discoveries, Yang won for his series Metamorphosis, exploring the immigrant experience. Also announced are the nine shortlisted photographers.

For this year’s brief, photographers were asked to submit a series of works focused on the theme of discoveries that transform our everyday lives. These could range from personal revelations to scientific and technological breakthroughs or ideas that led to social change. In Metamorphosis, Yang presents a series of black & white images comprising portraits and still life each depicting or representative of Julie Chen, a young woman who emigrated to the USA from Mainland China at the age of twelve following her parent’s separation.

Each photograph is paired with Chen’s writings and quoted dialogue related to her experiences as an immigrant, feelings of loneliness and conflicted sense of identity. For Yang, currently an international senior journalist student at the University of Texas at Austin, Chen’s experiences strongly link to his feelings of isolation and strangeness while also echoing those of many others.

As the 2020 winner, Yang receives €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses of his choice and €3,000 to cover costs for a photography project. Read More »

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Tamron Prime Savings


Tamron currently has their prime lenses discounted $50 for the first time ever so don’t miss out.

Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F050):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F051):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2(Model F053):
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Tamron 200-400mm f/4 and Tamron 70-130mm f/2 Patents Found

Tamron filed patents for a Tamron 200-400mm f/4 and Tamron 70-130mm f/2. If Tamron releases these lenses they will certainly be unique and useful for Sony cameras. They would also complement Tamron’s current lineup for E-Mount.

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Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: (Coming Soon)

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