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

Review Date: Jul 12, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $967.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great clarity and depth of field ,very sharp.
Nothing to dislike about this lens

I just could not fault this lens.
It is heavy and it is bulky.
The 82 mm filters are expensive and perhaps this is the only downside.
I just do not shoot at F2.8 so this aperture setting meant nothing to me as I know from experience with many lenses inluding Canons that your best apertures generally fall from F8 to F11.
The Carl Zeiss Japanese zoom on my Sony has always been regarded as tack sharp.
This lens I fitted to my Canon 10D with some aprehension because of the reported focus issues that some people are having.
The images that I shot with this lens surpassed the Carl Zeiss and coupled to the 10D gave me noise free,beautifully rendered pics with accurate colours. The depth of field even at F11 was amazing.
I focused at about 2 metres from the camera and cars that I had parked at least 20 metres away were just as sharp as the image at 2 metres.
The background and beyond was in clear focus with no abberations or distortion that could be noted with the naked eye.
A great lens and I could not justify paying a high price for a Canon L series after these results.
It seems absurd that for double the price you can hardly see the difference except for the brand name on the barrel, and personally I think price has more than a lot to do with peoples opinions as many tend to think that paying exorbinant prices justifies a high opinion.