10 out of 10 points and recommendedExceptional IQ, built to last and lot more.Price, lengthy.
I had Tammy 28-75 F2.8 on my D300, and bought this as an upgrade. I am fida over it and it just amazes me every time I use it. Super fast focus, outstanding sharp image wide open, deadly pixel contrast, and built like a tank. I only wished to have it little shorter, and lighter (a wish!) because it being my walk-around lens, I wish to keep it in smaller travel-zoom bags. Lengthier it is, so doesn't fit in my existing TLZ-20!.reviewed August 7th, 2008 (purchased for $1,950)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedSuper sharp, Benchmark focus, killer bokehHeavy, large :)
Nikon should continue producing this and sell at lower than VR2 version. Because, it is outstanding for its price. I use it on d300, so vignetting is not a big issue for me (+ I mostly shoot portraits)reviewed May 28th, 2012
This is the bench mark lens for testing focus aquisition speed.
I wish these lenses to be smaller and lighter, but yes material engineering is something I can expect to evolve over-time!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent sharpness, contrast, bokeh to die forWeight
I dont need to justify this buy - an unbeatable value lens which I can pitch against nikon counter part.reviewed May 28th, 2012
Quick to grab focus, I shoot playing kids. Shoots like my other lenses - 24-70-200 nikkors.
Iwent for this knowing sigma's 10-20; and am not looking back. One of the most beautiful lenses.
It requires no focus adjustment on my d300. Focus accuracy equal to nikkors. I like the new finish of sigma. I had 10-20 from sigma previously, which indeed was a great buy.
Every maker has sample variations and third party variations are exaggerated as they stand against a pool of expensive counter parts. So often victims of suspicion : so folks who are result oriented will enjoy the benefits of this lens.
There is only build quality compromise (the lens mount side exposes electronics within when focused at MFD), but am not sure how many of us really thrash our equipments.
Only other cons is its weight. It is slightly (+150g?) heavy and bulky.
People should change perspective about Sigma.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedColors, contrast, A+ buildNone
Compared this lens with 14-24 Nikon, my copy is on-par with 14-24 minus AFS on a d300. For full frame, no-questions, 14-24 is the champion.reviewed May 28th, 2012
DX users will get a great benefit from this lens (FX : 16mm) as this is lighter, fairly fast in focusing (mine has no motor), fantastic color rendition and super build quality.
I like it, used it for many interior design shoots!. Fantastic lens from Tokina.