RogerB's reviews

  • Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC HSM APO

    3 out of 10 points and not recommended
    sharp lens, good contrast
    Poor quality control - lens keeps breaking down

    My copy of this lens (in Canon fit) was let down by a consistent failure of the autofocus motor in the lens. I had to send it back to Sigma twice to be fixed. And I do not use the lens much. They did fix the lens quickly, but I do not expect 2 failures in such an expensive product.
    Buyer beware!

    reviewed May 10th, 2009 (purchased for $700)
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Solidly built and good results
    no USM motor

    Although a very old design, dating back to pre-EOS days, this lens delivery the goods. The results are good, the AF is not too noisy and focusses quickly and decisively. The manual focus ring is narrow and not very usable, but you will never need it anyway. I use this on my 1.6 crop body and would highly recommend it to people on a tight budget, who want a standard lens capable of sharp photos in low light.

    reviewed May 10th, 2009 (purchased for $330)