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

28105f4mm
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
Cons:
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

24-60mm
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
Cons:
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

28_70_1_
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
Cons:
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.