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Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

24-60mm
Review Date: Jun 24, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $200.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very nice build especially considering the price paid. Image quality is very nice. Lens is sharp and focus is fairly quick in low light situations. I can't complain about it considering what I paid.
Cons:
HSM would make the focusing faster. I wish it had internal barrel movements instead of external.

I originally picked this lens up because I wanted something a little wider than my 35L 1.4 and to cover those times I didn't want to carry all of my primes. I almost turned it down but for $200 I could not resist.

I used it for a wedding a few weeks after purchasing it. I was hesitant especially during the first dance (low light), but it focused fast and the images are sharp.

I've read a couple of reviews about contrast, but who cares when you're dealing with digital.....just bump up the constrast to your liking.

Anyway, this is a very nice lens and I would compare it favorably to Canon's 24-70 2.8L and Tamron's 28-75 2.8.

BTW, I did have the Tammy but I needed something wider than 28. The build quality of the Sigma is much better than the Tammy and is VERY close or even with the Canon.