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Thread: Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 DG Macro?

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    Default Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 DG Macro?

    Can any body share with me your experience with this lens? May replace the kit lens if the performance is good...

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    Default Re: Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 DG Macro?

    had been using this lens for the past few weeks. a great combination with my 70-200 f2.8 IS.

    only used this 2 lens to cover an indoor event with low lightings. 95% of photo are sharp. rest of 5% is either due to slow refresh rate of my flash, the stupid coloured spot lights or my hand shake.

    Focusing speed is almost as fast as my canon 70-200 f2.8 IS but a little noisier (cant hear when in the noisty event I covered.

    For the price (i bought 2nd hand) it a steal vs the original canon version.

    Someone mentioned that its soft wide open but i have not tested it yet. will do so when free.

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    Default Re: Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 DG Macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    had been using this lens for the past few weeks. a great combination with my 70-200 f2.8 IS.

    only used this 2 lens to cover an indoor event with low lightings. 95% of photo are sharp. rest of 5% is either due to slow refresh rate of my flash, the stupid coloured spot lights or my hand shake.

    Focusing speed is almost as fast as my canon 70-200 f2.8 IS but a little noisier (cant hear when in the noisty event I covered.

    For the price (i bought 2nd hand) it a steal vs the original canon version.

    Someone mentioned that its soft wide open but i have not tested it yet. will do so when free.
    thanks bro for sharing your experience. yeah, i also heared the sayings about its softness at wide open... that is the most concern that stopping me picking out my wallet...

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    Default Re: Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 DG Macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by livetofly View Post
    thanks bro for sharing your experience. yeah, i also heared the sayings about its softness at wide open... that is the most concern that stopping me picking out my wallet...
    But i dont shoot wide open so it doesn't matter. only need the f2.8 for fast autofocus. Shooting at f2.8 is very shallow DOF so it will be soft. I will do a sharpness test this weekend.

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