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Old Jan 13, 2010, 8:51 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm looking at purchasing the Sigma 24-70 2.8 for a NIKON body and would be interested to hear from anyone out their currently using this lens. I would be particularly interested in any comments with regards to its build quality. I would be purchasing it with a mind towards wedding use. Does it stand up to the rigours of paying work or should I just bite the huge bullet and look toward the NIKON equivalent?

Thank you in advance.

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Old Jan 13, 2010, 8:53 AM   #2
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Have just seen past posts with regard to lens. Silly boy!
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 9:16 AM   #3
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Yep. There are a few threads around discussing this lens and how it compares to the Nikkor.

Note that the Sigma dSLR forum was really setup for discussion about Sigma dSLR models and lenses used on them, versus the use of a Sigma lens on a different camera body, whereas the lens forums for other camera manufacturers were intended to discuss both camera manufacturer and third party lenses for use on a specific brand of camera body (since the same lens may work differently, depending on the camera body you use it on, even though the optics design is the same). I probably should look into renaming some of the lens forums to make that part clearer.

Anyway, I'll move this post to our Nikon Lenses Forum, where you'd be more likely to get input from Nikon users.

Note that Sigma has more than one version of their 24-70mm f/2.8. The newest HSM version is considered to be much better. Of course, it costs more, too. ;-)
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 9:18 AM   #4
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Here's one thread about it with links to a review comparing it to the Nikkor:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ni...f-2-8-hsm.html

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Here's one thread about it with links to a review comparing it to the Nikkor:

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 HSM?
Jim, that link isn't working.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 9:50 AM   #6
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