Considering SD1 - is the 17-50 f:2.8 the natural partner?

Started Jul 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
xpanded
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Re: Considering SD1 - is the 17-50 f:2.8 the natural partner?
In reply to xpanded, Jul 28, 2012

What a whole bunch of nice answers to wake up to

I will address most of them here.

@JohnLindroth

OS is a must (I have very shaky hands due to illness) so it is good to have the 17-70 as a possible backup buy. Not on Mac :-(. Based on my usage of DP1 and DP2 I think your handling issues are typical Sigma. So, although I do not applaud them, I am used to a lot of them. Thanks for input on gloves.

@mike earussi
Impressive test. I can see, what you mean. Food for thoughts.

@Peter A. Stavrakoglou

Thanks, but due to non OS probably not a good idea for me. Off hand I can see that there are instant savings on both the 17-70 and 24-70 on the US-sigma-shop.

@Tom Schum

Get your point – for me the SD1 would be the “light” alternative, so might go with one fast lens first.

@Kendall Helmstetter Gelner
See separate answer.

Thanks all - your input much appreciated.

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