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

Which would you recommend?

  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8

    Votes: 8 88.9%
  • Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8

    Votes: 1 11.1%

  • Total voters
    9
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
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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.
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2007
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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.
 
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
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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?
 
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(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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