Summary: i love photography, been doing it for a month now. i decided to purchase my first DSLR and went with a Canon XSI with the kit lens. Lets just say the kit lens was crap, very bad quality images, so i started looking for an upgrade, when i stumbled upon this lens.
Summary: Prior to my trip to Maldives this past spring I had my friend purchase me a camera and lens on my expense of course. He for some reason felt this would fit my needs to capture some good vacation pictures.
Summary: Sigma almost had it perfect, I'd say if they had it about a foot wider, and a couple feet longer, this would be a useable UTP Lens. Also, don't shine a flashlight through it. I didn't do it, I swear, but I think the moon is on fire. Someone should do something about that.
Summary: A few months ago, I purchased this lens because I had some spare cash and wanted to try my hand at photography. I didn't realize you needed to buy a camera body in order to take pictures with it (like $700 more dollars MINIMUM, are you CRAZY? Who can afford that??
Summary: There is a rumor that Obama is going to implement a 1 month waiting period and extensive mental and other background checks to purchase this. I agree with the mental checks..but this might be your only chance to own this before the communists take away our freedom to be stupid.
Summary: The lens is great for movies, great value actually, as it pays for itself in a single shoot. Let me explain: - it has power zoom. You can zoom in smoothly on the important parts of the actors. No manual zoom can be as smooth. - it saves you money on stage lighting.
Summary: This is a great lens. But, I know what you are asking - how could this actually save my company money? You see, I am a partner in a structural design and engineering firm, and we do work in most of The South and Gulf Coast states.
Summary: Never mind being able to snap pictures of Paris from Miami, which is easy enough. I'm able to take crystal clear pictures of the fabric of dimensions that don't even exist. The only negative of this lens is I am often detained by local law enforcement for what looks like a TOW missile.
Summary: Holy Mackerel. That's the least I can say about this zippy, affordable, army-green lens. First off, let me say that I did NOT pay full price for this; which may have slightly influenced my review. I had a great Groupon deal that took $25 off; so admittedly I got this for a steal.