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Old Jul 15, 2010, 9:46 PM   #11
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Got it (Sigma 17-70). Feels smooth. I can't really see any IQ differences from the kit lens but I'm hoping there are improvements. Love the closer focus distance and almost-macro ability. I don't care about macro usually but i do like to get objects 5 or 6 inches in size full-frame so-to-speak.

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Old Jul 15, 2010, 9:48 PM   #12
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you will never be disappointed with a cz lens, they are known for their class, and are top notch.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 10:35 PM   #13
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That's was my hope and I was ready to get the cz 16-80 but this review turned the tables:
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...uct/973/cat/83

Perhaps one day Sony will release a G series short zoom. I'm in line.
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Actually, they may have gotten a bad copy for the review. That is one of the rubs on sigma, seem there has been just enough sigma lens that had to go back to sigma for calibration for front or back focus issues. To give them a stain reputation.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 11:49 PM   #15
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Hard to know. But I like confidence that I'm using the right tool for me. This Sigma lens has received good reviews for a couple of years.

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to be honest, it look like a very good lens, by the sample. If you are happy with the result then it is the right lens.
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The Zeiss 16-80 has had some build issues. I know of two people that, after using it for a while, have had pieces just fall off it. But many people love their copies.

When it's good, it's very, very good; when it's bad, it's horrid.
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