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Tamron 28-105MM F/4-5.6 (IF) AF

Review Date: Feb 12, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $125.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Color Accuracy, Good AF Speed, Good Range for parties, sporting events, & candid shooting. Compact in size
Variable F-Stop range. 28mm on a non-full frame camera is not wide enough for those incredible landscape scenery.

I just sold mine last night after having it for 4 years. This was the first lens I purchased when I bought a used Canon D30 w/ 50mm 1.8. At the time I also needed a all in one sort of speak lens. This did the trick. I quickly out grew it for another Tamron brand 70-300mm Di lens, and it stayed in my camera bag ever since. Having to shoot a lot more indoor I began to look at a faster lens. Ended up with a Sigma 28-70mm F/2.8-4 DG, wow I disliked that lens and quickly sold that with a Sigma EF 500 DG ST (also worthless for me).
I had nightmares last night probably becasue I sold me baby. I know that the new owner will be extremely happy with that lens and treat it with care like I did.
I have no regrets and feel that If I had no money for any 2.8 lenses I will repurchase that lens time and time again.
Learning a specific lens positives and negatives you will never be surprised (Just dont compromise).
I have a new baby Im nursing... Sigma 24-60mm EX DG 2.8 with a newly acquired 550ex and a Sigma 500 Super... My journey has just begun...

Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

Review Date: Jan 13, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Constant 2.8, Color rendition, Clarity, Contrast, Weight, Internal Focus, Matte Finish, Zoom Lock, 77mm Filter Size
77mm Filter Size, Zoom Creep, Zooming Ring is reversed.

I've only had this lens for a few hours. It is amazing. There is a lot of reviews on Sigma lenses which have the same common problem. Focus issue. I have not had this problem and that is the biggest hesitation I had with purchasing this lens. I'm just glad that I waited three weeks and got it for $150. I enjoy the weight, the clarity, and color rendition. I am getting use to the way the you have to zoom with this lens, reverse than what I am use to. This lens has a Zoom lock but only engages in the wide open (24mm) setting. I think this has just made my permanent lens.
Will update after spending more time with this.

Sigma 28-70mm f2.8-4 High Speed Zoom

Review Date: Apr 4, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $53.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: So far after 1 day, Lightweight, 2.8, Size, Sigma Reputation, Price
F/4, plastic mount,

Purchased used on ebay, although Im use to canon metal mounts, Im not sure yet if this is a negative having a plastic mount. The lens hood is awkward for me. I is mounted to the frame, so when use zoom (at least with this lens when you zoom the lens extends another 1.5-2inches) the lens hood stays put and the zoom moves within it. Dont know if I made myself clear. Picture a turtle. Head move in and out put the shell stays put. Viola. Thats what I meant. I'll thoroughly test this lens under my own personal (non professional experiences) test and see what i come up with.