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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, good color, good contrast. Solidly built, good focal range.
Cons:
Heavy. Big, expensive filter. Loud AF mechanism.

I got into this lens on a trade and had originally planned to turn around and sell it...until I used it. It's dead sharp and the color rendition and contrast is just incredible for the price. Not a fast or quiet focus, but just a steal for the price.

 
Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $409.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Very sharp, good contrast, very good colors. Light, short and easy to handle, but well built.
Cons:
Limited focal range.

This is a very underrated little lens. It's a nice walkaround lens for a 1.6X camera and takes some incredibly sharp, well-contrasted pictures. Only downside is the short focal range compared to competitors.

 
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM

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Review Date: Jul 25, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Incredible wide angle, great sharpness in good light, good durability.
Cons:
No way to use a screw-on filter, shadows with built-in flash.

I was considering this product and the Canon 17-40L and tried them both beforehand, but I simply didn't notice any sharpness difference in the sample pics and the difference in the field of view between 12 and 17mm was dramatic. This lens is perfect for landscapes, which is what I bought it for, and is wonderfully sharp, especially in good lighting.

 

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