ajdooley's reviews

  • Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG Aspherical

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    FX-coverage, price, image quality
    Flare, filters

    I've had this lens since my Nikon F5 days. It went on the shelf when I went to the D100-D200, as I had the Nikon 12-24mm. But when I went to the D700 I retrieved it, and considering it cost even today, 1/4 of the cost of the Nikon 14-24mm, it is a winner. I can live with the loss of 1mm on the wide end for the price. Image quality is very good to excellent, but you do have to watch for flare from the sun or bright lights, although that can also sometime be an element of the image. I wish I could protect the front element with a filter, but to date I have been able to keep the lens undamaged by exercising care. All in all, it is an excellent substitute for the Nikon 14-24mm, especially at the cost point.

    reviewed August 20th, 2011 (purchased for $430)