Good cheap alternatives to Nikon 24-70?

Started Dec 31, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Re: Literally cheap... OT - Sigma 24-70

Sergey Skleznev wrote:

Sigma 24-70/2.8 - if you will be lucky to find good copy of this lens.

Yes, I guess luck has to be on your side.
I bought a Sigma 24-70 yesterday, as one of my local dealers had a great
special going on it, but returned it a few hours later.
I see lots of praise about this being a sharp lens, but I found mine to be
quite a bit softer than my 18-200 VR. I tested both on a tripod at a few
common focal lengths & apertures. In the process, as I had not actually
thoroughly tested any of my lenses before, found my 18-200 to be much
better than I thought, comparing well to my 35mm f/2 and 50mm AF f/1.4.

Being so disappointed with the 24-70, I treated myself to the Sigma 10-20.
What a fun lens!

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