Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 vs 24-70mm f2.8 Sigma lens?

12 years 10 months ago #43474 by Fitch
I'm curious, how different are these lenses? Or how alike are they? From what I can see the only difference is the price. I have heard that some Sigma lenses aren't as sharp as Nikon or Canon manufactured lenses? How true is that?


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12 years 10 months ago #43477 by Screamin Scott
You will find that most 3rd party offerings do not have as substantial a build as the OEM brands,especially in the "Pro " lines...Optically, they may be as good , but also suffer from sample variation due to not as strict a quality control protocol. Another point is that they tend to depreciate faster than OEM versions do...That said, depending on your needs & your budget, the 3rd party offerings may be worthwhile...

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12 years 10 months ago #43496 by Stealthy Ninja
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12 years 10 months ago #44532 by Conner
I heard that those Sigma's are a good lens to save some bucks. That the sharpness difference is minor.


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12 years 10 months ago #44537 by arkady001

Conner wrote: I heard that those Sigma's are a good lens to save some bucks. That the sharpness difference is minor.


But visible.

If you have the money, get the Nikkor...you'll be glad you did.
A year from now you'll have spent the difference in price on food or gas and look at your Sigma and think "I wish I'd bought the Nikkor..."


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12 years 10 months ago #46647 by Dragonflies
Might I suggest you either try renting the lenses you are considering. Or go to a camera store and many will let you test the lens with your camera while you at the store.


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12 years 9 months ago #50163 by Addicted2Photos

arkady001 wrote:

Conner wrote: I heard that those Sigma's are a good lens to save some bucks. That the sharpness difference is minor.


But visible.

If you have the money, get the Nikkor...you'll be glad you did.
A year from now you'll have spent the difference in price on food or gas and look at your Sigma and think "I wish I'd bought the Nikkor..."


:agree: I've heard this many times


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12 years 9 months ago #50942 by Henry Peach

Dragonflies wrote: Might I suggest you either try renting the lenses you are considering. Or go to a camera store and many will let you test the lens with your camera while you at the store.


:agree:

In my own comparisons Sigma and Tamron lenses do a remarkable job of holding their own on IQ when compared to top of the line Canon and Nikon models considering the price difference. In some aspects they can out perform the main brand names. But you'll never believe this until you see it with your own eyes, so do some personal testing. :)
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