Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Review

June 25, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Art Macro is the first prime macro lens to sport Sigma’s “ART” badge. Unlike most of the Art lineup, the size is closer to the Contemporary lineup of lenses. Sigma themselves say that this lens is designed with optical quality as a priority over autofocus speed.
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Most manufacturers offer 50mm and 100mm macro lenses, usually at the top end of the range in terms of optical quality. The 100mm tends to be more commonly used, having the benefit of a longer working distance that avoids throwing shadows on the subject, but sometimes being closer can also be a benefit, such as when documents are being copied. The new Sigma 70mm macro lens offers a compromise in working distance that some photographers might find ideal. Let's see how this works out in practice and also how the lens performs in a technical sense.
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