A&P Are Sigma Lens' any good?

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  1. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    I got one cuz it was a good price.
     
  2. MrBucket

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    It depends on which one you get, some are good and some not so good.
     
  3. dmora

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    The Sigma 12-24 is much better than the Nikon 12-24.
     
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    I buy a lot film from Wolf Camera and I have it developed there and they have Sigma lenses but they rename them Quantaray for some reason... well thats atleast what the sales person said.
     
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    This is correct... Wolf Camera (aka Ritz Camera) do rename Sigma lenses and sell them as their own. I have been pleased with my Sigma and Quantaray lenses - or at least for price/perfomance.
     
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    Quantaray lenses are consumer lenses and are rebranded I guess?

    Most of Sigma's "pro" line (the EX lenses) are pretty good for the price. I consider them gems ;) They're not as GREAT as Canon L glass, but for 1/2 the price (sometimes more) they're bargains for the quality they produce. If you're not shooting professionally or bringing in a lot of cash, they are a really good alternative.

    The Sigma 12-24mm EX is GREAT. It has low barrel distortion on the wide end and some people say it has almost equal sharpness to a 17-40L =X

    I have the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 and its sharper than any Canon 20mm f/2.8 I've ever seen (1.8 vs 2.8 -_-;;)

    The Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 is pretty good. Its a little less sharp than the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, but both are really sharp already. The price on these has gone up over the last year though as people are realizing their value. :hs:

    Sigma's long end stuff is pretty nice too. The 120-300mm f/2.8 has insane range at a constant apature. The 50-500mm or BIGMA is a 10x zoom that is pretty damn sharp between 100-400 and decent at the wide/long ends.

    My only gripe with Sigma lenses is that they don't utilize their HSM or faster/quieter focusing motors in all of their lenses. :hs: A LOT of their lenses are pretty good quality for the money you spend on it though (despite what canon elitists will say)
     

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