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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:28 AM   #41
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I'm thinking of getting the Sigma 24-135mm as a walkabout lens because I take a lot of pictures in NYC and sometimes the 50mm lens really isn't enough.
I'd be careful with that one, unless you can get one at a great price. Reports are very mixed, with some Canon owners claiming it's unusable wide open (but, I have seen one KM owner post some pretty decent pics from one wide open).

See this thread about one:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...c.php?id=97025

Some comments:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...=37&page=2

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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:43 AM   #42
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The Canon's use a motor inside the lens which can overshoot...

The Minolta's (not SSM) use the focusing motor inside the camera body (like Nikon) so the camera control the whole thing - i.e. the lens is truly passive!
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:46 AM   #43
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Cameta is selling this lens for 119 bucks, but I am also interested in getting other non-minolta lenses that are great overall.
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 11:55 AM   #44
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Cameta is selling this lens for 119 bucks, but I am also interested in getting other non-minolta lenses that are great overall.
Cameta has the 28-135 for $49.95. The 24 has 77mm and the 28 has 62mm. For the difference in filter costs, I would go with the 28-135. I have seen more positive user response from it that from the 24-135. I am lens poor in that range (24-75, 28-85, 28-105 and 24-105) so I deleted those two from my eBay watch list to avoid temptation. In fact, I am not buying another lens until Jim C buys a 28-300 Tamron.:sad:
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 12:07 PM   #45
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I don't see the listing, can you please post a link to it, thanks!

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Cameta is selling this lens for 119 bucks, but I am also interested in getting other non-minolta lenses that are great overall.
Cameta has the 28-135 for $49.95. The 24 has 77mm and the 28 has 62mm. For the difference in filter costs, I would go with the 28-135. I have seen more positive user response from it that from the 24-135. I am lens poor in that range (24-75, 28-85, 28-105 and 24-105) so I deleted those two from my eBay watch list to avoid temptation. In fact, I am not buying another lens until Jim C buys a 28-300 Tamron.:sad:
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 12:29 PM   #46
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Sigma 24-135:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-24-135mm-L...QQcmdZViewItem

Sigma 28-105:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-28-105mm-L...QQcmdZViewItem

Sigma 28-135:

Looks like they all have a minimum bid; call and see if they have any at Buy It Now price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-28-105mm-L...QQcmdZViewItem


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Old Jul 31, 2006, 12:32 PM   #47
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In fact, I am not buying another lens until Jim C buys a 28-300 Tamron.:sad:
So, you quit buying lenses, huh? :-)


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Old Jul 31, 2006, 2:37 PM   #48
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I don't see the listing, can you please post a link to it, thanks!

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Cameta is selling this lens for 119 bucks, but I am also interested in getting other non-minolta lenses that are great overall.
Cameta has the 28-135 for $49.95. The 24 has 77mm and the 28 has 62mm. For the difference in filter costs, I would go with the 28-135. I have seen more positive user response from it that from the 24-135. I am lens poor in that range (24-75, 28-85, 28-105 and 24-105) so I deleted those two from my eBay watch list to avoid temptation. In fact, I am not buying another lens until Jim C buys a 28-300 Tamron.:sad:
[align=left]You're all looking at the wrong lens. You should be looking at the 18-200mm Sigma.[/align]
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 5:58 PM   #49
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Tokina AT-X (Early Generation) 28-70 f2.8 (Great)

Tokina AT-X 80-400 f4.5-5.6 (Great)

Minolta 28-85 (w/Macro) f43.5-4.5(So-So)

For some reason i just love Tokina. i think they are very undervalued lenses, though the non-ATX series is crap
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Tokina's pro level lenses are definately world class and undervalued IMO also. Too bad I have none in Minolta A mount....
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