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10-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #46
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It's average... it goes about 180 degrees. It's quite close focusing, so it's pretty compact around infinity, and longer throw as you get closer in.

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Seems like a decent lens then.
Think I'll pick up one if it's cheap.
Might look at the Kiron f/2 at some point if that's an improvement and I find I actually use the focal length.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RichyX Quote
Seems like a decent lens then.
Think I'll pick up one if it's cheap.
Might look at the Kiron f/2 at some point if that's an improvement and I find I actually use the focal length.
The Kiron only has a 90 degree sweep for focusing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
The Kiron only has a 90 degree sweep for focusing.
Thanks for that, makes a big difference in my choice.
Just lost out on a Sigma 24mm with a few minor optical blemishes. Ended at 55, 10 more than my bid.

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How does the Vivitar 24mm f/2.8 compare to this wide open?
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Has anybody had a chance to compare the Sig24/2.8 AF with a FA*24/2. I have a the FA* but am not entirely happy with it.
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axl had the Sigma and was unhappy, moved to the FA and I think has liked it much more. I find teh Sigma a little temperamental, but overall quite good, especially close-up.
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HI, just gotten one today from KEH, while it is in transit, I wonder how does it compare to the DA 21, and the FA 20?

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I recently picked up a DA 21, and have been running some rough comparisons. The Sigma is definitely sharper wide open, and seems a bit better at larger apertures. The DA has slightly nicer colors and seems to peak a little more stopped-down. The Sigma seems better at close range, but the DA feels better made and has an effective hood, while putting a hood on the Sigma takes it from a little larger than the DA to a lot larger. They are both nice lenses. I think ultimately I will keep only one, but I haven't decided which yet. I would love to try out the FA 20 for comparison, but that is a rare bird.
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QuoteOriginally posted by macTak Quote
Bingo. I have this lens, and it has always given me great results. This lens has always been considered an excellent optical performer
Ditto. I really like this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
I recently picked up a DA 21, and have been running some rough comparisons. The Sigma is definitely sharper wide open, and seems a bit better at larger apertures. The DA has slightly nicer colors and seems to peak a little more stopped-down. The Sigma seems better at close range, but the DA feels better made and has an effective hood, while putting a hood on the Sigma takes it from a little larger than the DA to a lot larger. They are both nice lenses. I think ultimately I will keep only one, but I haven't decided which yet. I would love to try out the FA 20 for comparison, but that is a rare bird.
thanks for the comparison. I was going to pick up the DA21 due to its size and feather weight, hopefully my wife would use my K-7 she compains A) camera + lens are too heavy, B) her p&s shoots bad pictures......

but the Sigma 24 today i found is such good deal, and I have heard good reviews about it, hopefully it won't be too heavy for her.
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The Sigma 24/2.8 is a fine lens for the price.


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I got this lens for free from my brother in-law, together with a EX wide pol-filter. I like it very much, it handles blue really well. But the Perfect Hood is fare from perfect.

It's a keeper for me.
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I am increasingly finding I get best results from this lens on film. The focal length on APS-C doesn't suit me, but this and a 50 1.7 are all I use with film, the blue cast and wide angle are a compelling combination. Saving for a DA15 LTD and keeping the Sigma for my Super-A. If I wanted this focal length for digital I would get the 21 now.
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Here few pictures taken with my Pentax K-x and my Sigma AF24mm 2.8 superwide II
I'm very happy with this fantastic and very sharp lens.

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For me it is perfect in all conditions
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