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 Post subject: Sigma 24-70 mm
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:06 pm 
Hello
I am looking at the sigma 24-70 and was wondering if anyone can help me decide. Ha it got good IQ and is it fast at focusing??
Thanks a lot
miles


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:04 pm 
The Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 macro right? I tested it on a 450D. It's very fast in terms of focusing speed,feels very good in the hand & it's built like a tank. (it owns the 450D by it's size & weight)
The optics are beautiful as well.
Here's a useful link: http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/318-s ... rt--review


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:41 pm 
It's a good lens, but I opted for the Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 instead as it's about 200g lighter and has the same optical characteristics. Just be warned though, Sigma are rather shoddy in their QA process and it's quite common to get lenses that do not focus correctly. My copy has a back focus issue (focus is consistently about 1 cm behind the point I'm focusing on) and I'm waiting to hear from Sigma about what to do with the lens.

Sigma lenses are cheap, and if you're lucky enough to get one that work well then great! Otherwise, be prepared for some the hassle of returning lenses and sending in your camera + lens to get the lens calibrated to your camera.


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