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Just taken delivery of my new lens, looks great
Not gonna get a chance to try it out until Thursday, cant wait
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Lucky you, when I mentioned it to the Sigma rep on their stand at the SWPP/BPPA convention I was told they've stopped doing it. Spec looks perfect for me.
I got hold of one of these at the end of last year (first used in anger at the Rowardennan meet!).
It's not been off my film cameras since - don't think I've ever had it on the D200 / D70 yet......
Shame about the 82mm filter thread though - a real wallet emptier!
Spoke to Sigma just before I bought it and they said it was still a current lens.
Managed to get it off a certain well known auction site, As New, Boxed £125
Bought mine last year, I've used it for a christening and a couple of weddings as well as landscapes. Terrific lens.
Now I'm really really p***ed off, would appear my lens was a bargain because it was one of a few that dissappeared recently.
Just waiting for a call back from Hertfordshire CID
Well after weeks of arguing with Paypal I finally got my refund today.
Now the dillema.......I really liked the lens but I now have the option of a Sigma 17-50 F2.8 instead.
Do I grab that or wait for another 20-40??
Or how about a Tokina 16-50 2.8?
Never even looked at the Tokina. Whats the quality of this one?
Is it comparible with the Sigma's. Still of the mindset that Tokina/Tamron were further down the quality scale, but then I haven't looked at them for 15 years.
It was just a thought, I have no experience with the lens myself - it's too new to have some good reviews on the web yet.
I first became interested in Tokina lenses when I found that everyone kept saying they were built like a tank, and then I found that some of them actually produced very good quality.
But as I said, no experience with this particular model. It was just the way you only mentioned Sigma lenses that prompted my comment.
I'm worried that the guy I bought the lens from on Quote: ebackofalorry.com
(rofl) appears to have quite a few other sigma lens for sale or recently sold.
Lets hope Hertfordshire Police are as on the ball as they seemed.
The 18-50 f2.8 Sigma is now HSM. It's a very sharp lens, so sharp that it's been adapted to use as a movie lens in some quarters, as it's a true zoom, and holds focus whilst zooming.
Pretty good as a macro lens too.
The extra 2mm over a 20mm at the long end is useful, and the 50mm gives you extra reach.
A colleague has the 20-40 f2.8 and loves it for concerts, and it has the advantage of covering full frame too.
I recall in 2001 buying lenses with future plans for going digital, that meant buying wider lenses than I normally would due to the crop factor. I suppose now, the tables have turned, and it's time to prepare for full frame sensors.
I sold my 24-70 F2.8 a couple of years ago, wish I hadn't now, but hey ho!
Really want at most 20mm on the wide.
Cheers for the heads up on the filter though
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