Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-25-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vancouver 2010
Posts: 13
Sigma AF24-60mm F2.8 EX DG (Pentax) Cdn $299.99 good deal?

Hi all,

Just found this at McBain Cameras:

McBain Camera -Sigma AF24-60mm F2.8 EX DG (Pentax)

Regular Cdn$599.99
Sale price $299.99

Is this a great deal?

03-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Outlaw's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 108
Looks good - its $399US on Adorama >>547109 Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 EX DG Aspherical AutoFocus Standard Zoom Lens with Hood for Pentax AF Cameras
03-25-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Italy -> Canada -> Belgium -> Switzerland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 233
Does anybody know how this lens compares to the Sigma 24-70mm and the Tamron 28-75mm.
For my needs the focal range of 24-60 (or even better 24-70) would be perfect but I have read that the 24-70 suffers a lot lens flares...
03-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,911
nice find! it got good reviews at Fred Miranda
FM Reviews - 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

03-26-2008, 05:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
Mikhail's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: York Region, ON
Posts: 277
Jump on it! Its a decent lens, probably shadowed by the 24-70mm version and the Tamron but its quite a nice lens and thats a very good price! (amazing price by canadian standards)

03-26-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,776
Only reason I didn't get this lens, and I looked hard at it, was that it was, at the time I made the decision, mode than the tamron 28-75, which I bought and love.

Add into the cost, that I already had a good collection of 67mm filters for my FA-J 18-35 (polorizer, and 2 different graduated ND filters) and the issue of filter compatibility was the deciding factor.

I don't use a polorizer on mu 10-20 because the sky is not consistent over the field of view for 10mm.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dg, f2.8, f2.8 ex dg, k-mount, mcbain, pentax, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to Pentax: Is this a good deal? ninemm Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 08-16-2010 05:49 PM
DEAL: $299 upgrade to CS4 from PS Elements indytax Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 1 02-01-2010 04:14 PM
Used Sigma Bigma 50-500 for $635usd..Good Deal 68wSteve Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 07-15-2009 06:01 AM
Sigma 17-70 on sale in Australia $299 Dale Photographic Technique 4 05-29-2008 03:11 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:27 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]