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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM
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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM
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Overview

Description by Sigma:

  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras.
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus
  • Three Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion & to maintain its compact design. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) & ELD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range
  • 9 blade diaphragm creates a pleasant out-of-focus effect on backgrounds
  • Extremely compact design weighing only 28 ounces & measures only 4 inches in length.
  • A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens.

Sigma’s 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM is an updated version of this focal length developed in response to the needs of serious photographers asking for hypersonic motor for fast focus response. Also included is the full-time manual over-ride allowing instant control in low-light situations. Whether you’re shooting in fast paced situations or low light situations this lens can handle it. Approximately 30% smaller and lighter than its competitors from the major camera manufacturers, it’s a dream to handle and carry on your camera all day long. Its price is surprisingly affordable for a top flight professional lens of this caliber. Finally, its outstanding optical formulation makes it a great performer when used for scenic views and landscapes.

*Built in motor lens: compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000

Reviews

"The design of Sigma's 24-70mm is more short and stubby than alternatives offered by other manufacturers. Although it's not any heavier than alternatives this wide 88.6mm  diameter barrel makes the lens feel quite chunky. High quality plastics have been used in the construction and much of the exterior has a smart powder coating effect applied to it. Although this finish looks really good when new, I

Post date: 09/10/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Transmission: 
3.3 TStop
Distortion: 
0.30%
Vignetting: 
-1.5 EV
Chr. aberration: 
30.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
Pentax Kaf Mount
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pentax-kaf3
Sony A mount
Sigma SA mount
AF Motor type: 
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
24 - 70mm
Angle of view: 
84.1° - 34.3°
Max Magnification: 
0.18x
Lens construction: 
14 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
38.00cm
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Dimensions: 
88mm diameter x 115mm long
Diameter: 
89.0mm
Length: 
95.0mm
Weight: 
790g / 27.9oz.
Filter Diameter: 
82mm

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