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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

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Review Date: Apr 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid quality, useful range, good color and contrast
Cons:
"Digital" lens-made for 1.6 crop factor (not a downside at all really just something to be cognizant of when purchasing)

This lens has been my walkabout lens since I purchased it. I put it in the same category as the XTI kit lens, but nowhere near the same class. In all the aspects that matter to me it out performs the kit lens hands down. This plus my 70-300 IS USM is probably one of the best combos for non L glass I've seen. I will be sad to lose it when I change bodies, even more sad to spend the $$ on a 24-70 and lose that 7mm on the wide end for double the money.

The only "negative" I can think of for this lens is it's not futureproof for when I move to a different sensor size. I should have read the descripton a little better, but I don't regret the purchase at all.