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01-12-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Sigma 24-70 mm/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Has anyone else heard of the new Sigma Lens? I went to their site and it would appear that HSM will be available in the Pentax mount. This sounds exciting if not heavy (82 mm filter size IIRC) and expensive. I like the range, speed and the HSM though. Any thoughts? I have never used a Sigma. I was thinking of getting a Tamron 28-75/2.8. I may just have to wait and see.

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irc, the Sigma 24-70 sells for $400-500 right now? I was kinda appalled by the DPR announcement that the MSRP for the new HSM version was 800 pounds.

Might as well go for the Tamron 28-75.
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there's a long thread on this in this forum...
Nikon/Canon owners should get it by the end of the month...Pentax users next month...
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Sorry. I missed it. Link is back 4 pages of threads ago. Not much discussed but I did find (most importantly) a link to the price... 899 USD at Amazon. OUCH. Tamron is looking great.

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