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

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Review Date: Sep 21, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: Inexpensive, sturdy, well built,nice fit and finish
Cons:
Very Stiff Zoom!!! Soft, soft, soft at 2.8 to 4. Relatively noisy AF. Reasonably sharp after F4.Better than a kit lens.

Very nice looking lens and excellent finish...looks impressive. However the performance of my copy was less than stellar. AF was always hunting...a little noisy as well. My shots, even on a sturdy tripod were soft between 2.8 to 4. Very disappointing. Sharper from F4 onwards but still not great. My first Sigma and my last...for now ( I'll try to keep an open mind). 82 filter is a drag. Perhaps I got a bad copy but I cannot keep sending it back to get another one. Just ordered a Canon 24-70 2.8 L...we'll see how that one does.