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Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

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Review Date: Apr 1, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $469.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: What else, price! Sigma has a instant $200 rebate right now. Comes with hood, a pinch lens cap and a soft case. Lately any Sigma lens with at least the EX or Art rating is a very nice lens and a good buy.
Cons:
The front focus ring moves as the lens focuses. Not a deal breaker but you must be aware of it and keep your hands off.

In real world shooting you will not likely be able to tell the difference between this lens and Canon's.
If, on the other hand, you are a pixel peeper you can see some difference.
There is some CA on the right side of mine at f2.8 but you need a 100% crop to see it at all.
Mine is very sharp. Better than it's price would indicate.
I use mine on a 7D and I have the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 to go along with it. Makes a nice combo.


 
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO

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Review Date: Dec 3, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $949.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Gives the popular 70-200mm equivalent to crop sensor bodies. Very sharp, good build.
Cons:
It is heavy and it is not weather proof.

This lens is a no brainer. It is simply fabulous on my 7D.
I highly recommend it to any crop sensor owner.
It is a little long and it has 'good' weight to it but seems to handle easily. Comes with a useful hood and nice padded case that Sigma uses for a shipping container.
There was a time when this ole boy would never consider a of brand lens but a few from Sigma, recently, has begun to change my mind.
The focus and zoom rings are reversed to my way of thinking and it took me a day or two to adjust.
My copy is sharp and no complaints on focus. It is fast and spot on.
This lens is a very good buy.


 
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM

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Review Date: Dec 3, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $749.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Price
Cons:
If you are expecting a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L, forget it.

Let's face the facts. This is not a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L and if you expect it to be, than you will be disappointed. If you want a very good 24-70mm f2.8, that preforms very well, this is it!
It is not weather proof. It misses focus occasionally. f2.8 is not as sharp as f4 on. It is nearly 1/3rd the cost of the Canon! It is a very good buy and especially a very good buy if you are not a pixel peeper.
If you are planning on using it on a 7D or Rebel or other crop sensor body, most of the softness is gone.