Harbour marina and the Sigma 24-70 f2.8


posted on 23rd of february, 2013

Well my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 came and I was super excited to put it through it's paces. I bought it second hand as the Canon 24-70 f2.8 is still a little above my fireplace.



So...early early on a Sunday morning I got up and headed out to the marina after having to get written permission from the yacht club and also the governing body of the harbour. That took me a full hour on the Friday. Make a note that when you do go to the harbour to make sure that you have permission to do so.



I had a blast with the lens. Just one thing...don't buy this lens if you are planning to do a lot of low light shooting. The lens is soft at f2.8. Stop down to f3.5 and more and you have a brilliantly sharp lens. The zoom range of course makes it a lovely walk around lens with good contrast and little chromatic aberration.



It works well as a portrait lens as well with great sharpness. It can be used at low light if you have a camera that can produce usable images are higher ISO's.

That said, it has proven to be a lovely lens and for what I paid it is brilliant.

Would I buy it again...probably not. Would I recommend it for a budget walk around lens...certainly.



Thanks for reading!!

Have a super Sunday

Comments (11)

Posted by Yehyufeng on March 20, 2013
sharp and beautiful color !!
expect your new photos !!
Posted by Wordplanet on March 20, 2013
Lovely photos - enjoy your new lens!
Posted by Martingraf on March 02, 2013
congratulations to your new lens - and I like your portfolio
Posted by Keremgo on March 02, 2013
It looks like a sharp lens... Beautiful photos.
Posted by Hanbaoluan on February 27, 2013
Very good camera lens, thank you for your share beautiful pictures!
Posted by Miraclemoments on February 25, 2013
Thanks everyone
Posted by Laurasinelle on February 25, 2013
Great images!
Posted by Banol2007 on February 25, 2013
Thanks for useful information. Your pictures of boats are really beautiful! Have a lot of sales!
Posted by Joe1971 on February 25, 2013
Thanks for your sharing!
Posted by Egomezta on February 24, 2013
Great images, thanks for sharing your info.
Posted by Henrymm on February 23, 2013
Hi, thanks for your great info. In fact I was seeing for this lens.
This is a very useful info for me. Cheers..



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