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10-27-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Sigma 17-70

I bought this lens as it was a good price and seemed to get decent reviews. well, first, so far its been great. a bit of vignetting (sp?) but easily removed, without image sacrifice when RAW. second, it's range of 2.8-4.5 is for the most part better than i'd read.

i get 2.8 up to 24mm, and still have 4.0 at 67mm!

obviously, it's a bit sharper at 5.6-8, but good numbers in any case. especially for AUD $299!

10-27-2008, 09:32 AM   #2
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I agree....it's a great lens and well worth the $$$. It's really good at shooting close-ups of flowers. Not really a macro but it focuses close enough to make it useful at that distance.
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Ilove the lens too, it's probably the best kit lens replacement out there. Not many (if any) people have anything wrong to say about it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
I love the lens too, it's probably the best kit lens replacement out there.

I'm quite partial to the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 Macro I bought after binning my kit lens, although in retrospect it's aparent I got a bad copy of the kit. The 18-55 MKII is much better, but I still wouldn't trade it for the Sigma by a long shot. My Tammy 28-200 ain't half bad either.

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