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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Review Date: May 21, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp!, excellent contrast, well-constructed and fast-focus
Cons:
None

This is my sharpest lens; with fast, quiet and accurate autofocus; solid construction and freakishly awesome contrast.

Anyone in the market for an 85mm should definitely take a look.


 
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF

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Review Date: May 21, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good value for money; fast
Cons:
focus is noisy and slow, and switching between auto and manual is a hassle.

If you want a fast wide angle lens and you don't want to spend $1500 then this lens is it. The autofocus is noisy and slow, and to switch between manual and autofocus you have to remember to push/pull the focus ring (which btw is prone to accidental pushes/pulls) as well as the normal on/off switch. And it's not my sharpest lens.

If I had the money I'd get the Canon 24mm f/1.4. But this lens gets the job done for a third the price, it's reasonably sharp and is pretty solid.