Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary FE Lens ($899) is a versatile wide-angle to tele zoom with a f/2.8 constant maximum aperture ideal for shooting in available light and allowing control over depth of field. More lightweight and compact than similar 24-70mm lenses, it’s optical design incorporates two FLD and two SLD low-dispersion elements plus three aspherical elements that reduce a variety of aberrations to achieve high sharpness, enhanced clarity, and improved color accuracy.
It features just one lightweight focusing element, which keeps the AF unit small. This, along with a quiet and fast stepping motor, makes for responsive and near-silent autofocus performance, an ideal combination for filmmakers looking for a high-performance, lightweight, and easy-to-handle camera system that works well with a gimbal or other accessories.
Each optical surface features Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings to improve contrast and color rendering by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for optimal light transmission, and an added water- and oil-repellent coating on the front optic helps keep the lens free from smudges and droplets. The weather-sealed design benefits working in trying environmental conditions, and a nine-blade rounded diaphragm contributes a pleasing bokeh quality when using wider apertures.
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4 thoughts on “Sigma Announces 28-70mm f/2.8 Fullframe E-mount Lens”
Already have the Sony 28-70mm f/2.8 and have found a camera maker lenses work best. I can see where a lens half the price is tempting! I had the Sigma 150-600 BEFORE Sony came out with the 200-600 and chose it because of the update block and Tamaron did not AND it performed great for birding and wildlife on my A73 with pinpoint focus and tracking and great balance on my fluid head. The problem was metadata info when 2x adapter was used and viewed in LR, lens info was not right, getting a lens correction and mm setting was incorrect. when I went Sony 200-600 metadata and mm used with either 1.4x or 2x was right on and one night testing capturing the full moon at 600 and also 1.4x (840) was able to be done hand held with AF-C/Hi+ and with 2x in APS-C mode 1800mm a full frame moon just resting on top of my car with IS on and all data correct!
Also f/2.8 after using clarity just 2 stops up, I mean f/8 is used mostly but f/5.6. Best get the most unheard of and rarely reviewed Sony 24-240mm (360 in APS-C) for landscapes and all around daily carry and married with the 12-24mm f/4 night or day you can capture whatever, astro Milky Way to birds in flight. Do not get too caught up with fast glass a film days need, today with a digital camera and a Sony sensor AND “IBIS/IS” and great Software you have it made to start with. Even Bokeh can be done in post!!! Quality is priceless over the long run!
I totally agree with you on that, Ed. Sony FE lenses out-perform third-party glass, but for complete reporting, I post all the E-mount lens releases when they are announced.
I totally understand and understand buying a lower priced item and not cheap (said too much) by any means. Most, like me, value and use over time. But a great price to get one’s feet wet and learn to use and way more to choose from today than just a few years ago. I started (’14) and still use my old Canon film lenses used with the forgotten cut glass prism filters of the 70’s made even better with IBIS with model ii’s.
Also without your fast output of great info review on all products new and old, I would be in the dark and unknowing. And your books are better than a college degree of knowledge.
Thanks for those kind words! Stay safe as well! We’ll get through this one day…