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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

24_70EX_med_1_
Review Date: Oct 20, 2005 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: - sharp - affordable - comes with hood & bag
Cons:
- heavy & bulky - 82 mm filter.. expensive - seems 2b extremely vulnerable to lens flares - build quality good but not excellent - zooming is loud and a bit slower than with canon lens - canīt be used too well with EOS 350D internal flash.. throws shadows..

Hi,

bought this lens as my standard zoom and take ~75% of my shots
with it.

i am quite satisfied.. sharpness & colour are okay- and even better when you take the price into account.

see proīs and conīs above.

peopleīs attention can be caught by it...hard to take shots of unaware people...

i recently found out that this lens is EXTREMELY vulnerable against lens flare... i had several nightshots that had problems with flares.. even with the hood mounted. the same shot with the 17-40L didnīt have the problem... strange.

my conclusion.. quite nice for the every day shooting.. by next spring, iīll go with the 24-105L to have a wider range.

cheers
marc


 
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

24_70EX_med_1_
Review Date: Oct 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: - sharp - affordable - comes with hood & bag
Cons:
- heavy & bulky - 82 mm filter.. expensive - seems 2b extremely vulnerable to lens flares - build quality good but not excellent - zooming is loud and a bit slower than with canon lens - canīt be used too well with EOS 350D internal flash.. throws shadows..

Hi,

bought this lens as my standard zoom and take ~75% of my shots
with it.

i am quite satisfied.. sharpness & colour are okay- and even better when you take the price into account.

see proīs and conīs above.

peopleīs attention can be caught by it...hard to take shots of unaware people...

i recently found out that this lens is EXTREMELY vulnerable against lens flare... i had several nightshots that had problems with flares.. even with the hood mounted. the same shot with the 17-40L didnīt have the problem... strange.

my conclusion.. quite nice for the every day shooting.. by next spring, iīll go with the 24-105L to have a wider range.

cheers
marc