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Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DF

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Review Date: Jul 23, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $320.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Inexpensive, constant f2.8
Cons:
slow, innacurate AF

I bought this lens from KEH because I liked the idea of a 28-70/2.8 and the price was right. While I do like the speed of the lens, I find it to be fairly soft at f2.8, and that problem is compounded by the fact that it's autofocus is not the most accurate I've ever used. I guess I've been spoiled by USM/HSM, but I reccomend spending the extra money to get the newer 24-70/2.8 or the 24-60/2.8.

 
Lowepro CompuTrekker AW

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Review Date: Aug 9, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $120.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid, Comfortable Straps, Tripod carrying "flap"
Cons:
Not very easy access to main compartment if you strap all the straps.

I bought this to use as my camera bag, my book bag, and my laptop bag. It works great as all three. When I'm not carrying my camera, I just take the inserts out and put my books in there. I even took it to Italy for 10 days and used it as my camera bag and my main bag for maps and assorted junk I bought.

Works well as a carry-on bag for flights.

My 15.4" laptop (well, the screen is 15.4", Asus Z71v) *barely* fits into the compartment. It is the absolute largest thing that will fit in there, if you have a bigger laptop, look at the AW Plus model.