Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F
$427
70 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/2.8
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor
  • 1:1 (1) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"I am using this 70mm Sigma EX DG primarily as a Macro lens on my Nikon D80. The build is excellent. The EX quality is evident. Smooth, quick AF."

bhphotovideo.com

"I have had this lens for over 5 years, and it is absolutely amazing for portraits"

bhphotovideo.com

"The lens has a screw-on hood and when not on camera you have to find a place to secure it, versus reversing and stowing on the lens itself."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D5600.

Nikon D5600
19.1°
horizontal angle of view
107mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$427.48
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Length Quite short Help
94 mm
Magnification Great macro Help
1:1 (1)

The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast

Cons

The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
70 mm

The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift Help
Regular images
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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70 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:1 (1)
above average above average

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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94 mm
Diameter
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76 mm
Filter size
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62 mm
Weight
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0.5 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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28.8°
Wide vertical
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19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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19.5°
Wide diagonal
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34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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34.3°

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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19.1°
Wide vertical
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12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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12.9°
Wide diagonal
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22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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22.9°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon F lens?

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Kibberlasen (3:54 PM, May 13, 2012)
.... and you can also read that in some honest test about this lens, example "Lenstip"
 
Kibberlasen (3:52 PM, May 13, 2012)
This is a very fine lens, and one of the sharpest, but the text above  = " Smooth, quick AF." - Well, it can not be more wrong, it is not smooth, it is noisy, and it is certainly NOT fast, that is in fact the only downside of this lens, but be not fooled by this non true text, if this issue matters to you.