Need one lens to replace my current 3 lenses. Need help choosing one.

Started Mar 31, 2010 | Discussions thread
rinsephotographic Contributing Member • Posts: 934
sigma 24-70mm hsm

cheapa55 wrote:

Great advice! I'll look at those lenses, haven't heard about them until now.

i just had a student come through my class with a d700 and a brand spankin' new 24-70mm hsm, a lens that i was very curious about. we tested it quite thoroughly and i can say that it is quite sharp in the centre and has positively soft corners. really, really soft. even at f/8 it isn't that great. i was a bit surprised considering that its a modern design. maybe just his sample but online test seem to suggest that it wasn't a bad copy. bokeh was very poor as well. disappointing for a lens that is over $1000 CDN. he returned it and began to look for a tamron 28-75 which can be had for less than half the price and performs better.

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