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Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

24-60mm
Review Date: Oct 19, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: 1. It is full frame (and basically the same focal length as the 17-40L on 1.6x cameras). 2. It has fast, accurate AF even in dark environments. 3. It has 24mm as opposed to the tammy´s 28. 4. It is an extremely compact "normal" 2.8 zoom. 5. It has better build than the tammy. 6. It is much smaller than the 24-70L. 7. So far it seems to match the optical quality of both it´s competitors.
Cons:
No HSM, but it doesn´t seem to be a problem yet.

I have used this lens a few days now and simply love it on my 5D. I have the tamron 28-75, the 24-70L and the 24-105L in the same range and the Sigma will replace both the tamron and the 24-70L.

Looking at all the convenient factors and simple quality of this lens, I don´t understand why this lens is not more popular. It seems like the perfect balance between optical quality, focal range, size and aperture.