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Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 or 28-70 f/2.8?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Voyager1968, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8

    8 vote(s)
    88.9%
  2. Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. I know that I want the reach to 70mm to match up with my 70-200. The questions are is the 28-70 better or worse than the 24-70, and is losing 4mm on the wide side going to make a big difference. When time and money allow, I'm going to compliment with a 12-24, so I will eventually be well covered. For now, IF the occasion arises that I need to go wider than the Sigma's allow, I can still use my kit lens.

    All comments and opinions are welcomed.
     
  2. philcozz

    philcozz

    230
    Jun 27, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    Hi Steve,

    I used to have the Tamron 28-75 (with my old D80) and now I have the Sigma 24-70 (w/D300). I have found that I appreciate having the 4mm on the wide-end more than I miss the 5mm on the long end. So, I would advise going 24-70, but your mileage may vary, as they say.

    With the D300's AF fine-tuning, the Sigma 24-70 is VERY sharp, and built like a tank.
     
  3. I've got the Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 and I find it soft when wide open.
     
  4. LDB415

    LDB415

    929
    Apr 26, 2008
    Texas
    A few mm will seem like a lot bigger deal on the wide end of course but whether it's a deal breaker or not is up to you. Are you buying from a local dealer so you can try both out?
     
  5. Mike Irish

    Mike Irish

    Jun 14, 2008
    Ireland
    (Mike) Michael Skerritt.
    We had a pro shoot for some rock star in my hotel. The lens that he was using was the Sigma 24-70. I asked him the same question his answer was. The 28 is not as sharp as the 24? My local camera shop is of the same opinion.
    mike
     
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