blackrex's reviews

  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Weight, speed, sensor coverage, accessories included

    Excellent general purpose lens, great for "casual" photography, as well as being fast enough for low light/fast action shots.

    No visible CA in this lens.

    I like the weight and solid feel of this lens on my Nikon D3, it makes the camera unit feel very well balanced.

    Works really well with the Nikon Speedlight system as well.

    reviewed June 2nd, 2008 (purchased for $650)
  • Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM APO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Focal length, range, versatility

    I like the weight and solid feel that this lens has, I find that it is a lot easier to hand hold and stabilise due to the mass, especially at the longer lengths. I was easily able to use this lens to photograph motorsport in over cast and foggy conditions, with a fast enough shutter speed and good DOF to capture the vehicles.

    The 10x zoom range makes for a very versatile lens, and can be used for portrait work, macro (to a point, it doesn't go 1:1) and long range.

    reviewed June 2nd, 2008