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Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

Review Date: Jan 21, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $330.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Great range - both zoom and apeture. Solid feel, great lens hood, most importantly, it takes great pictures in all lighting conditions. f2.8 at wide end of the range of the zoom.
wish the f-2.8 was through full range of zoom. Like the manual focus override on my Nikkor lens better.

I've had this lens since November, 2008.
I bought the lens to upgrade from the kit lens that I bought with my Nikon D-70 2 years ago. Wow - what a difference. Most of the pics I have taken with this lens have been in what I consider extreem lighting conditions dusk/sunset, sunny w/fresh snow, after dark w/flash. I have had none of the issues that other reviewers have had. The extra 20 mm on this lens as opposed to my old one really makes the difference too. With my old 18-50, I found myself switching to my 70-300 very often and then shooting in the 70 range. With this lens, I find myself shooting a lot of pictures in the 50 to 70mm range. Now I only use my long telephoto when I need to get a very long shot - this lens in on my camera 95% of the time, which is just exactly what I was looking for. The cost of the lens is an added bonus. I'm going to try to post some sample shots.