A&P Sigma 24-70 2.8?

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  1. Section8

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    I only have the one sigma lens that i bought from Girth, but I like it a lot - but other than that I don't have a lot of experience with their stuff.

    I can't afford the nikon 24-70 right now, but this sigma would be doable I think - do any of you have this lens and do you think it is worth the price or should i just wait and save up for the nikon glass? My intent was to use this for a while as I build up skill then sell it at some point and upgrade to the nikon but if it's not worth the money I guess I'll wait.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I had it, didn't like it. Too soft wide open.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    There's a new version out though, haven't read too much on that yet.
     
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    Is that common with their other lenses too?

    Is there another alternative with constant aperture in the 24-70 range?
     
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    ah, i'll look for some reviews.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Everyone swears by the Tamrom 17-50... might be worth a look. I know nothing about it.
     
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    too expensive for that it is though, It is like 900 bucks and has HSM. Might as well get the Nikon version
     
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    I'd go for the Nikon 28-70.

    They can be had for like $850 used, and have VERY minor differences from the Nikon 24-70. A lot of people even prefer the 28-70.
     
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    i have one, it's heavy, slow, and soft.
     
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    Had no idea on the price. No thanks, I'll stick to my Nikons. :o
     
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    Thanks for the all the input guys, i didn't know that the nikon 28-70 could be had that cheap used. I'll start looking into that :bigthumb:
     
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    Good man! :bigthumb:

    You won't regret it, its an awesome lens.
     
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    If you're considering the Sigma 24-70, look at the Tamron 17-50 or 28-75 instead. We used to use the Sigma 24-70's and I hated the size and shots from them.
     
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    And :ugh: @ 82mm front opening!
     

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