There will come a time, probably early on in your developing passion for photography, where you're going to be staring at lenses like this Sigma Photo 24-70mm f/2.8 with unconcealed longing. That's because, if you had a choice of only one lens to have in unpredictable circumstances, this would probably be it. It's an absolute favorite of wedding pros because it offers a variety of useful focal lengths, plus the light-gathering, background-blurring ways of a big aperture that stays at a constant width through its entire zoom range. So get those impromptu group shots of the old high-school gang — or the festive shot of the bride's face as she climbs into the getaway carriage — and never worry about the time of day, as this lens will deliver the goods in almost any situation.

While this lens is optimized for full-frame cameras, it's highly popular with APS-C shooters as well. On mostcameras with that type of sensor, it will offer a similarly useful effective focal length of 36-105mm. Give it a try snapping impromptu candids at your next party.

Product Highlights:

  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM standard zoom lens
  • compatible with Nikon film and digital SLR cameras
    • does not have aperture ring; has built-in lens motor. Compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000
  • effective focal length:
    • 24-70mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
    • 36-105mm with Nikon APS-C sensor cameras
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor autofocus offers full-time manual override for fine-tuning focus in low-light situations
  • three aspherical, one super-low-dispersion and two extra-low-dispersion glass elements for outstanding contrast and clarity edge-to-edge across the entire image
  • 30% lighter and smaller than competitors from the major camera manufacturers
  • EX-designated lens offers superior build quality
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • minimum focus distance: 15 inches
  • constructed of 14 elements in 12 groups
  • filter size: 82mm
  • lens is 3-3/4" long, 3-1/2" in diameter
  • weight: 27.9 ounces
  • warranty: 4 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • carrying case, lens hood, and front/rear lens caps

Sigma Photo 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Reviews

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Great Lens

Written By ReactionOnePhoto, Jackson, MI on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Lens is great and has performed well thus far

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Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 24-70mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 27.9 ounces
Parts Warranty 4 Years
Labor Warranty 4 Years