A Review of the Affordable Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

24-70mm f/2.8 lenses are some of the most commonly used options in a variety of genres, as their versatile focal length range and wide maximum aperture make them at home in plenty of different applications. However, such lenses can be quite expensive, sometimes topping $2,000. The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 is significantly more affordable. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this great video review takes a look at the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. Undoubtedly, some creatives might need the 24mm focal length at the wide end that is missing in this lens, but if you can get by without it, its $779 price is quite enticing. Nonetheless, it still comes with a range of useful features, including:

  • Two F Low Dispersion and two Special Low Dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
  • Three aspherical elements for less distortion and improved sharpness
  • Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings for fewer flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for photo and video work
  • Dust- and splash-resistance
  • Weight: 16.6 oz

Altogether, the 28-70mm f/2.8 looks like a useful lens for the price. Check out the video above for Haisch's full thoughts. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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How much editing goes into these photos because at only a couple stops than most “kit” lenses…I don’t see how it is better? Am I missing something?

I have this lens and absolutely love it...