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Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

Review Date: Aug 27, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $200.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: amazingly sharp
terribly front focused

This lens is a great deal if you are looking for something in this range. It is incredibly sharp lens, when manually focused! My copy can have some bad front focusing and can be trouble if I am not careful with it. It would have been nice to get HSM on this lens to correct this problem and I'm not sure I want to get Sigma to fix it (not sure if they even will at this point). If you can pick this lens up for less than 250 I would get it hands down though. It is not quite wide enough for the 1.6x crop if you want to do real landscapes (probably should get something like the tamron 17-50).

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO MACRO HSM

Review Date: Aug 27, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $485.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Fast focusing, pretty sharp f/4 and beyond, cheap
A bit soft at f/2.8, manual focus ring locked up and is now useless

I bought this lens second hand and it started out pretty well. This is the Mk I version of the lens and doesn't have any focusing problems. It is a little soft at f/2.8, but not unusable. Great for sports photography. I had the manual focus ring lock up (can't get it to budge) and have heard a couple other people have this problem. Doesn't matter a huge deal as I use it for sports photography and the AF is snappy and spot on with it.