24-70 F/2.8 Canon Lens VS Sigma Lens

October 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Lens=$1024

Versus

The Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Lens=$2299

This is not a "review" of what makes one lens better than another. This is is simply a side by side SOC [STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA] eye test comparison of the two lenses used on the same Canon 6D body with the same settings for each trial. From what I can gather, both lenses are extremely sharp in detail but the Sigma will introduce some slight vignetting until F/8 at 70mm and F/4 at 50mm. This is easily correctable in post production. The Sigma also appears to have a little more contrast than the Canon lens. The build of each lens is outstanding with a good solid feel. While the Sigma is a shorter and pudgier looking lens, the Canon is more slender and longer.  Call me a Nikon fan, but I love that the Sigma doesn't have the red ring around it. 

Best uses for the 24-70mm f/2.8:

  • Landscapes
  • Weddings
  • Portrait
  • Low light

SIGMA

Pros: 

  • Fairly fast and accurate auto focus.
  • This lens is built like a rock.
  • Very consistent output.
  • Good bokeh

​Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Occasional slow focus pending on available light.
  • More contrast than the Canon, but some view this as a pro.
  • Vignetting at various stops and lengths. See above for those ranges. 

CANON

Pros: 

  • Very fast and accurate auto focus.
  • Great bokeh
  • Great construction/build.
  • Very consistent output.

​Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Occasional slow focus pending on available light.
  • Extremely pricey compared to the Sigma.

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