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 Post subject: Sigma 24-60 2.8 EX DG D
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:45 am 
I got this camera for about 180$ used from the photographer of memagnus.com

when i first tested it, i was very impressed by it.

it's the smallest lens of it's class with a length of 3.3 inches, while it IS small, it is a heavy lens at 19.5 oz *a little over a pound*

i believe the large *77mm* front element has something to do with the weight of lens.

pretty heavy lens, and it's got such a huge front element that it's no wonder that Sigma felt it proper for the lens to have a zoom lock.

the lens also comes with a small and stout bag, with the label Sigma EX on it.

another item the lens came with is a flower lens hood. this gives it a little bit of added protection, not only from unwanted light pollution but also by preventing a direct hit to the glass.

onto the pros and cons-

PROS

-the lens can both be shot with a DX or FX body.

-the lens is equipped with a zoom lock to prevent creep.

-very close focusing @ 14.xx inches

-very sturdy build

-compact, at 3.3 inches it's the smallest of its class

-very sharp throughout the f-stop range.

-f2.8 constant

CONS

-sometimes it's got a nasty sound when focusing.

-it's zoom ring turns opposite from other lenses. i've lost a couple of shots because of this.

-manual focus is impossible with the lens shade reversed.

-expensive filters. the 77mm doesn't help at all with this problem.


i got this lens as my all around lens, since i've had it- my 18-105 VR hasn't touched my D90.

here are the shots guys!

my first shot with the lens- at f2.8
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thanks for reading!


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