24-70mm f/2.8 lenses are the workhorses of choice for a lot of photographers and filmmakers, as they cover a range of the most commonly needed focal lengths and pair them with a wide maximum aperture, making for a versatile combo. However, such lenses are rarely cheap. The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN makes a few smart compromises to bring its price way down, and this excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from PIXEL VIILAGE, this great video review takes a look at the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. Perhaps the most significant compromise of this particular lens is the loss of 4mm on the wide end, but at $799 and 16.6 oz, it is significantly more affordable and lighter than many other options. It comes with some useful features, including:
- Two F Low Dispersion and two Special Low Dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations
- Three aspherical elements for less distortion and sharper images
- Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings for less flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
- Stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus
- Dust- and splash-resistance
Check out the video above for the full rundown on the lens.