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Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DF

28_70df_1_
Review Date: Jul 7, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $185.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent build, great color and very sharp! Love the focus ring!
Cons:
A bit heavy, LARGE filter size.

I absolutely LOVE this lens, great colors, great contrast, very sharp and focuses fine. Image quality is comparable to my 50mm 1.8 and was better than my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8.

I think the focus ring is genius! You pull it up to use MF, down to use AF. When it's int he AF, the ring turns free without affecting the focus, so if you tend (as I do..) to turn the focus ring by mistake, you aren't turning against the AF motor.

The lens looks and feels VERY solid, it's a bit big and heavy. The lens element only comes out a very small amount when you zoom. It's build is similar to Canon's L lenses in looks and feel.

Great image quality. For the price these are going for, you can't beat it! HIGHLY recommended!


 
Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF

1935mm
Review Date: Aug 5, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $106.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Low cost, great colors, sharp, and...did I mention it's cheap?
Cons:
Build, feels like a cheap lens, zoom ring is a little loose.

I love this lens for shooting groups or indoor close shots. It's been great to have for getting up close at parties and other indoor, low light scenes. I've been very happy with this lens, especially for the price!