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Sigma 24mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro

Review Date: Jan 18, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Wonderful companion for a 10d
big, (no kidding its a 1.8)

Ive used it for 2 months now. Really a good, friendly lens. very nice opticaly good contrast, decent bokeh, lots of pop for manual focusing. Flare is well controlled. slight ghosting but neutral colored, small and maybe 2 spots, definatly no show stopper. slight loss of contrast but definatly useable. exelent for close-ups, low distortion and flat dof. comes out to about a 38mm equiv on a 10d, very retro fov. use it all the time. hard to go back to my zooms now Smile chang lenses mabe twice a month now!

Sigma 20-40mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

Review Date: Aug 5, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $620.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: fast, good cost performance
lowish contrast

I decided to re write my review after 4 months of shooting with it every day
very useful lens on a 10D. but I always wish it went a little wider and a little longer.

exelent sharpness on the short end, softens a bit at 40mm below f4

as for resistance to CA I cant tell where the sensor bloom ends and the ca begins

exelent flare resistance for the direct bright polygon on image type of flare. weak againsed the bright contrast damaging type

good auto foucus. accurate, fairly fast but whiny. beautiful manual foucus.

tough! took a nasty spill off my bicycle and fell right on my camera... after discovering I was still alive I checked my camera, hot shoe was flatened, 20-40 had a big scar on the lens hood. fixed the hotshoe with pliers and lens and camera are fine
overall A nice pice of glass with a high cost performance ratio.