Sharpest zoom lens less than $1k ?

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Questions thread
pentx4life Contributing Member • Posts: 595
Re: Sharpest zoom lens less than $1k ?

I own the Sigma 50-150 2.8 EX II HSM. I compared it a lot to the DA* 50-135 2.8...

my results in testing were, that the Sigma AF is MUCH faster, I never heard of HSM-failure with that lens, as is the case with the SDM... I took it in the desert, and had a plastic bag wrapped around... so even though no weather sealing, workarounds are possible... AND ... even if it gets wet and dies, buy another one and be cheaper off, than the DA*...

both images taken with K5&Sigma lens.

Greetings, Kevin

Lawnmower Shooter wrote:

Hi all, the title says it all. Looking for the sharpest I can get (average aperture range) for under a grand. AF is a must, and brand doesn't matter. I would like something as long as 100mm for portraiture, if it is longer than that, even better.

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