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Old Apr 27, 2004, 1:31 PM   #1
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Default Hate against Sigma? Are they actually good..or bad?

I was wondering, why does so many people have against Sigma? I'm looking at getting the D-Rebel in a couple of months and been asking around on the forums on users opinions with the D-Rebel and Sigma lens, and the usual comments are "You get what you pay for" or "Stigma is ****" Is Sigma really that bad???

Personally, I've had alot of grand luck with Sigma.. the color issues never been a problem, but of course that was on my Pentax P3n...

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 7:27 PM   #2
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You do get what you pay for, but some times what you get is good.

Sigma, just like many other manufacturers (including the big names like Canon and Nikon) make bad lenses and good ones. Canon and Nikon Charge a premium for their top lenses and they are better than Sigma.

But all of them make turkeys as well.

The Sigma 180 Macro is very well respected. From what I've read it's sharper than the equivalent Canon, but its AF is much slower. For macro work this doesn't matter to much, but for regular usage it could.

But I wouldn't touch the Sigma AF 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6 if you gave it to me for free... unless I needed a paper weight.

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 10:48 PM   #3
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well...if the AF is slow.....that would be bad....unless you could use a manual focus....which would be an upside to having a dSLR.....
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In macro work, the depth of field is so limited you usually do a combination of manual focus and moving the tripod. So the slow AF speed isn't really an issue. But you don't have to use this lens for only Macro work. Then AF speed will matter.

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