Miguel Mesquita Photography - Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DN Sony Review (2023)


24-70mm F/2.8 DG DN Sony Review


Hello my friends, today I'm here today to talk you about another lens, I think the most used lens in photography, is considered the most versatile zoom lens, is a lens that is used in Landscape, cityscape, street photography, weddings, portrait, sports, I think used in almost everything.

When i I decided to experiment the world of mirrorless, I also had to choose a zoom lens that could satisfy a wide range of zoom, and again after several analyses I bet new lens of sigma,i bought the 24 -70 F2.8 art, another redesigned lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. Other big benefits is that Sigma is half price the price of Sony, That is not behind the quality of Sony.

Once again I can assure you that I do not regret of this bet, as you will be able to see in the next review, thay this lens is superb, present us an excellent quality.

This is my wholehearted honest review of this lens, I have not received any gifts or payment for writing this review. I buyed this Lens.

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Sigma Corporation is a Japanese company,that dedicates to manufacturing cameras, lenses, flashes and other photographic accessories. All Sigma products are produced in the company's own Aizu factory in Bandai, Fukushima, Japan. Although Sigma produces several camera models, the company is best known for producing high-quality lenses.

Sigma products lens with mount to camerasCanon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic, as well as their own cameras.

The company was founded in 1961 by Michihiro Yamaki, who was Sigma's CEO until his death at age 78 in 2012, now a day the CEO isKazuto Yamaki.

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Since 1961. Sigma has worked towards a single, simple goal: To imagine, and develop, the technologies that will allow the attainment of the perfect image. It’s a commitment they have made, and honored since day one. It’s evident that their collaborative design was a process that unites R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service. It’s evident in their standards—above and beyond industry norms—requiring 100% of their lenses be analyzed by their proprietary ultra-high definition sensors and approved before leaving our factory.

And its evident in their final products, built with premium materials, and known worldwide for quality and performance.

All of SIGMA’s products are created in one single place, our Aizu factory, and then reach our customers all around the world. In this video, we focus on the people that create our products, the people that use them, and the environments that surround them. Scene by scene, we introduce some of our Aizu employees as well as their families, the beautiful nature of the Aizu region, and artists of different fields from all around the world.
It is our goal to match the passion driving artists to create new works with our own passion towards our products. With this video, we would like to present both an essence of our philosophy as well as the showcase the creative fervor of everyone who helped create it.

Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about.

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As been usual in Sigma lens, the lens came in a Sigma white box, i think they could start to think to change their image, a new and modern one.
After having the lens in my hands for a few minutes, I liked the lens, But the first thing I felt, was that the lens seemed to me a bit big and heavy.
Inside the box you could find:
- Lens
- Lens Bag
- Front Cap
- Rear Cap
- 2-Years Warranty
- 5-Years Portugal Warranty Extension

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The Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DG DN Art is other brother brother of the Sigma 14-24 mm F2.8 DG HSM Art. First Nikon/Canon creations, then Sony/Leica, dlsr then mirrorless. The difference is in the letters: DN. they lauch the 12-24mm F/2.8, now design the the 24-70 mmF/2.8.

There are a couple of notable features in this lens that i ppreciate: firstly, the minimum focusing distance of 18 cmis remarkable. Lighter than Sony and a lot cheaper.
Talking about the sharpness, for methis lens is superb, with impressive performance at all apertures.


Six Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and two F Low Dispersion (FLD) element markedly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy.


A Super Multi-Layer Coating combined with a Nano Porous Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting .The front lens element has also been treated with a water- and oil-repellent coating to benefit working in wet conditions .


This lens is equiped with auto focus system with a smoothmotor, and with a high speed autofocusing.


The constant f/2.8 maximum aperturehelpsa bettercontrol over depth of field.


Built-in Autofocus-Lock (AFL) button can be assigned additional functions.


Rounded eleven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smoothbokeh quality.


Weather-resistant construction with a brass bayonet that affords improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.


- Focal Length: 24 to 70mm;

- Maximum Aperture: F/2.8;

- Minimum Aperture: F/22;

- Lens Mount: Sony E;

- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame or Aps-C;

- Angle of View: 84.1° to 34.3°;

- Minimum Focus Distance: 18 cm;

- Maximum Magnification: 0.34x;

- Optical Design: 19 Elements in 15 Groups;

- Diaphragm Blades: 11 Rounded;

- Focus Type: Autofocus;

- Image Stabilization: No;

- Filter Size: 82 mm (Front);

- Dimensions (ø x L): 87.8 x 122.9 mm;

- Weight: 835 g;

- Package Weight: 1.35 kg;

- Box Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 18x 19 cm.



Sigma made a awsome work with the design of this lens, the build quality of the Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8 DG DN Art is at a top level.

Sigma says that this lens isdust and splash proof. If we look at the brightness and the zoom range.

In the part of the opticalconstruction this lens came with 19 elements positioned in 15 groups. You get one low dispersion FLD element made of glass with properties similar to fluorite, four low dispersion SLD glass elements, two aspherical elements and one element which.

Other feature I love, is the number ofdiaphragm blades, this lens came wit 11 blades.

Other awsome feature is the closest focus range it’s 18 cm, that helps in awsome boken effect.

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Weighing in at 830 grams and measuring nearly 12.5cm in length, the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art is certainly a big and heavy lens given its focal length, although it's actually slightly lighter and shorter than its main rival, the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (886g and 13.6cms).
The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens has a generously sized focus ring, which is ridged for easier grip. There are no hard stops at the ends of the range, making it harder to set focus at infinity. Filters users should be pleased that the 82mm filter.

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The autofocus of the Sigma 24-70 mm F/2.8 is clearly optimized for mirrorless cameras and worked well in my tests.

The autofocus in my Sony A7R4 camera is almost noiselessand confirming the focus takes from 0.3 to 0.5 of a second, good job Sigma even in low light condictions.

Sigma have the Auto Focus Lock (AFL) button that can also be re-configured to assign various functions to the lens barrel.

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One slight disappointment is that, 24-70 mm Art is essentially a ‘zero distortion’ lens, this one certainly isn’t. Barrel distortion can be quite noticeable in the 24-35 mm sector of the zoom range, the good thing is that in the post processing program it almost all disapear.

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100, F/8, 1/250,24mm

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100, F/8, 1/250,35mm

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100, F/8, 1/250,50mm


This lens is very sharp in all frame, in center and in corners, and in all distances.

Congratulations Sigma...

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - F/8, Iso 100,1/250, 24mm


The edgesis outstanding through from f/4 to f/16, very soft in F/2.8, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

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Sony A7R4 -24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,24mm

The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/4 to f/11 producing the sharpest results.

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,35mm

The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/4 to f/11 producing the sharpest results.

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Sony A7R4 -24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,50mm

The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/4 to f/11 producing the sharpest results.

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Sony A7R4 -24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,70mm


Centre sharpness is outstanding through from f/2.8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,24mm

Centre sharpness is outstanding through from f/2.8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250,35mm

Centre sharpness is outstanding through from f/2.8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

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Sony A7R4 -24-70mm, 2.8 - Iso 100,1/250, 50mm

Centre sharpness is outstanding through from f/2.8 to f/16, with f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction.

Centre-frame sharpness is outstanding at all focal lengths and apertures. Corner sharpness isn't quite so impressive, but it's consistently good at all apertures, with the only dip being at 24mm at larger apertures.

In this lens it's almost null the presence of vignette, I tested in the various focal lengths and different apertures and could not see almost any vignette, only with the aperture almost closed it was noticeable a little vignette easy corrected in pos production.

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Chromatic aberrations, typically seen as purple or blue fringes along contrasty edges, are not a problem for the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art, even at the edges of the frame, good thing is that it's wellcorrected in pos production lens profilecorrection.

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm, 2.8 - F/8, Iso 100,1/250,


Other good feature of this lens is that Sigma 14-24 mm f/2.8 doesn't have any significant problems with chromatic aberration.

Even at the maximum relative aperture it would be difficult to notice any traces of colouring in out-of-focus areas,thanks to the lens' Super Multi-Layer Coating.

Good work Sigma...

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Bokeh is a word used for the out-of-focus areas of a photograph, and is usually described in qualitative terms, such as smooth / creamy / harsh etc. In the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens, Sigma employed andiaphragm with 11 rounded blades, which has resulted in very nice bokeh in myview.

Awsome work, awsome boken...

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Sony A7R4 - 24-70mm 2.8 - F/2.8, Iso 100,1/250,

10 - MACRO
The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art isn't claimed to be a macro lens, but it delivers quite good performanceif you zoom to 70mm. It has a minimum focusing distance of 18cm / 38cm at 24mm/70mm, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5 when set to the 70mm focal length.

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The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art produces quite nice sunstars when stopped-down to f/16 and f/22.

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As the spine of the trinity of fast zooms, the 24-70mm f/2.8 is a lens where you expect to spend a good amount of cash.​​​​​​​I’m very impressed with the Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 lens. I feel like Sigma is on way for success with these creations for mirrorless, isn't a cheaper lens, but it's cheaper but it's a half of price of the Sony.
This lens can be buyed at 1250€.

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The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN ART is a lens that offers G Master-like quality at half the price, and unlike the previous generation Sigma Art lenses, this one is actually smaller and lighter than the G Master equivalent.
This is a reasonably priced that makes you want to take a cheaper quality lens.

Bokeh is awsome in the24-70mm, and the sharpness and autofocus performance is everything that you’d want. If vignetting and distortion aren’t going to keep you awake at night, there seem few reasons to opt for buying this lens.

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- Superb sharpness and contrast
- Excellent boke
- Super-fast, silent autofocus

- Little bit big, and heavy for a mirrorless lens
- Noticeable distortion and vignetting when uncorrected


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What is the best 24 to 70 lens for Sony? ›

The Best Sony General-Purpose Lens for 2022
  • Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Lens.
  • Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens.
  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens.
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens.
  • Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens.
  • Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens.

Is the RF 24-70 worth it? ›

In conclusion, the Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8 is a excellent lens and is probably the best all around standard zoom lens available. While the RF 28-70 f/2 is sexier, and certainly has the wow factor with it's f/2 aperture, it's too big and bulky for all day use. It's a specialty lens in the way that an 85mm f/1.2 is.

Does Sigma 24-70 Sony have image stabilization? ›

It's not as flashy as the one of high-speed lenses. It's tasteful because of its high basic performance naturally achieved by the easiness of lens design. The rendition of this lens is just that. It's compact, has built-in image stabilization, and delivers high-quality images.

Is the Sigma 24-70 Sony weather sealed? ›

The new 24-70 is weather-sealed, features a brass bayonet mount and uses 82mm filters. The L-mount version weighs in at 835 grams (1.8 pounds), with the E-mount version coming in a few grams lighter.

Is 24-70mm good for street photography? ›

The Sony 24-70mm f/4 is the perfect zoom for those wanting to capture those wide scenes and be able to get a little closer to the action or get some crips detailed shots. This is also an excellent lens for portraits on the street. It is very quiet and quick to focus, making it less intrusive.

What is a 24-70mm lens good for? ›

The 24-70 lens is a good choice for doing landscape photography, shooting portraits, macro photography, and making videos. It can be used to shoot travel photos, architecture, and weddings and also works for street and lifestyle photography.

Why is RF lens better? ›

The RF mount system is designed for mirrorless cameras, so it doesn't need to leave space for mirror movement. This means more lens design flexibility, making it easier to adopt a lens configuration that optimises image quality.

What is the difference between 24 to 70 and 24 to 105 lens? ›

The main difference between the two is that the Canon 24-70mm is a wide-angle zoom lens, whereas the 24-105mm is a wide-short telephoto lens. However, the 24-70mm has a bigger maximum aperture at f/2.4, while the 24-105mm is only at f/4.

Are Sigma lenses as good as Sony? ›

Sharpness. Both the Sony and Sigma lenses have enough apparent sharpness that crosses the threshold of being good lenses to being great lenses. However, at the extreme edges of the frame with the Sigma, there is more of a drop-off of sharpness with photos taken wide open compared to Sony.

Which Sony Alpha is best for wildlife photography? ›

The Sony Alpha 7 IV is an all-arounder that goes beyond basic, with excellent stills and video capability. It lasts longer than the competition. The image is as sharp as one captured with a full-frame DSLR. For 1000 dollars, it is the best Sony camera for wildlife shooting.

When should you not use image stabilization? ›

Image stabilization is only important if you shoot in low light situations where you need slower shutter speeds. Image stabilisation isn't for you if you often shoot at 1/500th of a second in lots of light or are mostly on a tripod. You can turn it off in the menu system and save a bit of cash by buying non-IS lenses.

Do I need a weather sealed lens? ›

The Lens. Having weather sealed lenses are just as important. A weather resistant camera isn't going to do much good when paired with a non-weather resistant lens, because it's still got a giant opening up front.

Are weather sealed cameras worth it? ›

A Weather-Sealed Camera Is a Good Idea if You're Shooting in Difficult Conditions. Weather sealing isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to ending your camera-related worries in challenging conditions. However, having a device with this offers at least a little protection against the elements.

Are Sigma lenses weatherproof? ›

This lens features a highly effective dust and splash resistant structure with special sealing at the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, and cover connection, allowing photographers to work in all types of weather.

Is 24-70mm good for wedding photography? ›

The 24-70mm lens is hands down the most useful lens in a wedding photographers bag. It's the swiss army knife of lenses! I have loved this lens even before I began shooting weddings.

Is 24-70mm good for weddings? ›

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens

The 24mm focal length is wide enough for most tight getting ready spaces, perfect for the family formals and bridal party portraits, and it will also beautifully capture the venue and landscape shots.

Do I need 50mm If I have 24-70mm? ›

If you already have the 24-70mm 2.8, I would recommend skipping over all of the Canon 50mm primes, until you have enough saved up to jump straight to the Canon 50mm 1.2.

Is Sigma 24-70mm sharp? ›

8 lens, and the Sigma 24-70mm F2. 8 DN ART rates as one of the most competent of its kind. It is extremely sharp across the zoom range, has good bokeh, and backs up the optical performance with quick, accurate autofocus. There are few photography subjects that one cannot cover with a lens like this.

What is the sweet spot for a 24 by 70 lens? ›

Out of curiosity, what is the sweet spot for this lens for those who have used it? It's pretty good across the range but is probably marginally sharper at the wider end 24-40mm and between F4 and F8 though there is only slight fall-off at F2. 8 and F11.
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 II Sweet Spot.
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What can I shoot with 24mm? ›

For Portraits: Go Wide

Granted, this is an already wide angle lens but if you try to get up close to your subject, you're going to surely cause distortion–unless you're going for that look, step back. 24mm lenses are great for full body shots or even for photographing about 3/4ths of the body.

Is RF lenses sharper than EF? ›

The RF version is also slightly sharper wide open, but not significantly, and still less sharp than the slightly slower EF Sigma 50mm f/1.4. In short, the differences are there if you're looking for them, but they're not as immediately noticeable as the differences between the RF and EF versions of the 24-70 or 70-200.

Are EF lenses obsolete? ›

'The reports stating that Canon has ended manufacturing of EF lenses are not true. While we are indeed expanding our line-up of RF lenses as the global market shifts toward mirrorless products, we continue to value our customers who use EF lenses.

Are RF lenses more expensive than EF? ›

Also, the full frame DSLR kits normally come with F4 L lenses while the R kits come with those STM non L variable aperture cheap lenses. In addition, the RF lenses are a lot more expensive than the EF lenses.

What size filter do I need for a 24-70mm lens? ›

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Specs
Focal Length24 to 70mm
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
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Is 24-70mm good for landscape photography? ›

Best Landscape Photography Lens: A 24-70mm is Versatile

If you're shooting with a full frame camera, a 24-70mm lens offers tons of versatility for a landscape photographer. At 24mm, you're wide enough to get those glorious, wide-angle views of sweeping landscapes.

What does 24-70mm mean in photography? ›

The focal length of a 24-70mm lens stretches from wide-angle to short telephoto – but the bulk of its range sits in the standard focal length spot, which corresponds closely to the human eye.

What ISO speed should I use for portraits? ›

The ISO setting determines how sensitive your camera's sensors are to light. The key to a great outdoor portrait is considering how bright it is outside. In full daylight, use a lower ISO setting, between 100 and 400, while later in the day or at night you'll have to pick a much higher setting.

What is the best lens for museum photography? ›

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  • Nikon AF-S FX 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR. ...
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  • Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 35mm f/2.8. ...
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What is the sharpest aperture for portraits? ›

A narrower aperture will give a crisp focus to more of the scene. Portrait photographers prefer wider apertures like f/2.8 or even f/4 — they can focus on the subject and blur the background.

Do professionals use Sony cameras? ›

5. Nikon is the most popular camera brand used by professional photographers. 31% of professionals use Nikon, closely followed by Canon (28%) and Sony (20%).

Are Sony lenses better than Nikon? ›

However, Sony is better at most things: autofocus, low light performance, native lens range, 3rd party lens support, dual card slots, exposure compensation dial, video, customisation, and battery life. Nikon is better at some things: grip and handling, menu layout, monitor resolution, and touch screen.

Do professional photographers use Sigma lenses? ›

However, though Sigma lenses are third-party, the brand is trusted by many professional photographers worldwide. The quality of a Sigma lens (especially the Art line) is often equal to or even better than well-known camera brands.

Which Sony camera is best for product photography? ›

One top-notch camera for photography of products is without a doubt the Sony Alpha A7R IV. Boasting a whopping 61 Megapixel full-frame sensor, the Sony delivers exceptional image quality with highly workable files. It produces images with unprecedented resolution from a full-frame mirrorless camera.

What is the best camera to photograph wildlife? ›

Best Camera For Wildlife Photography

While the pro-level Nikon Z 9 is often held up as the best of the best cameras for wildlife photography, it also has a price tag to match that's out of reach for most people. The next best thing for enthusiasts is the Nikon Z 6II.

Does image stabilization reduce sharpness? ›

This is totally false. Image stabilization only allows you the ability to capture sharp images of static subjects at slower speeds. Moving objects will be equally blurry or streaky—and in some cases blurrier or shakier with the IS turned on.

Which is better optical or digital image stabilization? ›

Optical image stabilization is the most effective form of image stabilization.

Do I need a stabilizer for my camera? ›

A steady hand or stabilized camera is essential for getting your camera into focus. Once the lens is where you need it, snap those photos as efficiently as possible! You can increase your shutter speed to take as many photos as possible before your hand starts to shake.

Should you always use a lens hood? ›

You should have a lens hood on all the time. Even when you're inside or at night you could get stray light going over the front of your lens which will reduce the contrast of your image. Another bonus in using a lens hood is that it will protect the front of your lens.

How can I protect my camera lens without cover? ›

If you don't have a hood, or don't use filters, here's an easy way to protect your glass from damage: keep the lens cap on! Again, if you accidentally hit something, the cap will take the shock. If you're also using a filter, you double your chances of not getting the lens damaged.

How can I protect my camera in winter? ›

You can avoid problems if you seal your camera gear in an airtight plastic bag before you bring it inside. It will then be surrounded only by the very dry air from outdoors. You may get some condensation on the outside of the bag, but the camera or lens will slowly warm up in dry air inside the bag and will stay dry.

Can you use a camera in the rain? ›

#1 Use a rain cover to protect the camera in heavy rain

They have no problem with light rain but too much water can damage both the camera body and lens. A rain cover is a good (and cheap) investment to protect the camera from heavy rain but can also be used when, for example, photographing waterfalls.

What is the best camera for cold weather? ›

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Are Sigma lens as good as Canon? ›

Are Sigma lenses good for Canon? Sigma lenses work well with Canon cameras. But, their autofocus is not as good as Canon. Sigma lenses are considered inferior to Canon lenses, but they're less expensive.

Are Sigma lenses high quality? ›

The Sigma Art lenses are of the highest quality, rivaling the main camera brands. We'll show you the best Sigma lenses from their Art series so you can see for yourself. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art DG OS HSM is the best Sigma Art Lens, in our opinion. The optical quality is excellent.

Is Sony Alpha 7c good for photography? ›

The Sony A7C really excels at achieving great image quality at high ISOs. For candid and most types of general photography, literally every full-frame camera these days offers excellent image quality up to ISO 3200 or even 6400.

Is Sony coming out with a new 24 70 lens? ›

The new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II, Sony says, was “developed based on feedback from professionals to offer even better control and usability” over its predecessors.

Is Sony releasing a new 24 70? ›

This lens is the 67th E-mount lens from Sony and brings a number of updates over its first-generation predecessor, which was released back in 2016.
Sony FE 24-70mm F2. 8 GM II Specifications.
Principal specifications
Minimum focus0.21 m (8.27″)
Motor typeLinear Motor
Full time manualYes
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Is Sony a good camera for photography? ›

Sony has an excellent autofocus system. It makes capturing in-focus photos and videos more straightforward than ever. Autofocus (AF), real-time tracking, and fast burst shooting help you take pictures of moving subjects, like people and animals. Lastly, the small camera body can easily be tossed into a bag or backpack.

Why is everyone switching to Sony cameras? ›

The Switch to Sony

Often, they were talking about better quality pictures, better autofocus performance, and the ability to customize the camera. The Sony cameras were also smaller and lighter weight.

Is the Sigma 24 70 A full-frame lens? ›

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens

This second newly-designed Art zoom lens from Sigma is a large-aperture standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless camera systems and is available in Sony E-mount and L-mount.

What is the newest Sony a camera? ›

Then there's Sony's newest camera, the Sony A7R V (opens in new tab), which is the winner for sheer resolution and 8K video.

Is Sony releasing a new camera in 2022? ›

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics Inc. announced the Alpha 7R V (model ILCE-7RM5) as the newest R series camera in its acclaimed line of Alpha mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

When did the Sony 24 70 come out? ›

The Sony FE 24-70mm F2. 8 GM is a premium constant maximum aperture full-frame (FE) zoom lens for the Sony E-mount, announced by Sony on February 3, 2016.

What is the best ISO for wildlife photography? ›

Choose a Mid-Range ISO

A good rule of thumb for wildlife photography is to set the ISO in the mid-range, somewhere around 400 – 800. In many lighting situations, this will allow you to shoot with a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the motion of moving animals.

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