Was like Christmas all over again! Lens came nicely packed with plenty of protection, bubble wrap x 3 layers, and lots of the little foam things I like to break apart
Anywho, came as described, not in the Sigma box, but that doesn't matter, I'm trying to stop showing of all my boxes they keep getting in the way and I'm tired of dusting them anyway.
I'll do a mini review here, but, firstly I am going to try tomorrow periods 5 and 6 to grab hold of a camera and record a video review at school! If not, then a text one shall do.
Sigma 28-70mm F/2.8 EX
The lens is pretty big, width wise and is reasonable length wise and when fully zoom in to 70mm, the barrel only extends 4cm or so. It has a nice weight making it feel really substancial and has a pretty good build quality, far superior to that of the lower end Canon Lenses although this is expected because of the EX designation, Sigma's code for a "EXcelent" quality lens, akin to Canons L for Luxuary range although not quite as good quality.
The lens does however suffer from creep. The lens if held upside down or directly up in the air, will extend if you give the zoom ring an adjustment. The lens has a lock feature for when it is fully zoom out to 28mm, which stops if from extending whilst you have it on the camera and are going from location to location. The Zoom and manual focus rings are nice and certainly more sturdy than my current lenses (Canon EF-s 18-55, EF 50mm 1.8 and Kodak 80-210) but I still feel as if they could improve. The manual focus seems a little to loose for my personal preference, along with the zoom ring which seems a little loose but not anything major, although making it slightly tighter may help with the creep issue.
I'll do a full review with lens sharpness etc over the weekend since I have school work this week
but i'll add it into the video review (if i manage to do one) as well.
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