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Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX Aspherical

17_35f2_8_4EX_1_
Review Date: Sep 19, 2003 Recommend? no | Price paid: $425.00 | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: cost
Cons:
slow and unpredictable AF, noisy, somewhat soft, slight underexposure

I bought this lens with my D30. I didn't really use it all that much except at F8 and above because of it tends to be a little soft when opened wide. A couple of months ago, the aperature diaphragm quick working all together, which I understand is a fairly common problem w/Sigmas. I'll have it repaired, but then it's going on Ebay. I bought the Canon 17-40 F4L to replace it.

If it weren't for the aperature diaphragm problem after so little use, I'd say this lens is a pretty decent bargain overall, but now I wonder.