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Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

Review Date: May 25, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: very sharp images, good contrast, vibrant colors, very smooth focusing and zooming, well built, barrel dos not wobble at all when zoom is fully extended.
zoom tends to creep when walking around with it if the lock is not used, uses 77mm filters which seem to be a bit big for the lens, I would have thoght that they could get away with a 67mm.

I hesitated to by this lens at first because I thought that I needed to stay with a Nikon lens to get the quality that I wanted. Since I was getting ready to go to Vegas and the Grand Canyon I wanted to get something that was better then the Nikon 18-70 kit lens but was limited on funds. Based on the price and the qood reviews that I found here on FM I picked it up. Now I kick myself for not getting it sooner. It absolutely blows away Nikon's 18-70 f3.5 kit lens. The pictures from the Grand Canyon just blow me away. I posted a few of them on Flickr under pechichi if you want to have a look.

The lens is a bit heavy but with these results who cares, anyway I am used to lugging around medium format equipment so this is actually a breeze.