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Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM APO

Review Date: Sep 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $650.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: super fast and accurate AF, large rings, super sharp, well constructed, light and compact in comparison to others in its class, reliable.
only f/4...

It seems everything has been said already... I just love my copy.

Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

Review Date: Aug 4, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $410.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast zoom and focus, super sharp at all mm's.
none at all...

The perfect lens... After using the equivalent Nikon 17-55 DX for over a year, bought the Tamron just to try it (after testing 4 different ones at the store and choosing the sharpest of all). I could nos see the difference in quality and color rendition between the two, so the Nikon was sold and I kept the Tamron. Saved $500 on top of that. Bottom line, if you want to buy this lens, try a few of them before you slide the credit card and you'll be very happy.

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

Review Date: Apr 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,189.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: All previously mentioned... and a smile in my face after viewing the results.

I don't know what to say that has not been said before... If you are doing professional work with a D300 (or crop sensor body) this lens is a must and worth every cent. It is on my camera 90% + of the time (the rest goes to the 70-200 VR). I give it a 10.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Jan 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $960.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: every one of its characteristics

Most previous reviews prety much say it all. I'm givin this lens a 10 as it is perfect for my needs. Combined with a 5D, a 14mm and a 100-400mm, I feel I don't need any of my primes (50mm, 100mm). The macro is esquisite and very sharp, just what I would expect. I guess I got a good copy. This lens is hooked to my camera 95% of the time now, unless condotions require the large zoom or are really, really, really dark where my primes shine.