Which Sigma 24-70?

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    the second one the HSM is the newest and best one out now I believe.
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    The third one is a 28-70 not a 24-70. The second lens as well as being the most recent also has the built in motor for focusing.
     
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    i have to laugh at the people that say it's a "heavy lens" they have probably never had an 80-200 or anything on their camera

    I'm i the same boat as you and interested in which to get, once i sell my 18-135 i'd like to find a good 24-70 f/2.8 or comparable
     
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    Well I wouldn't need the in body focus motor since I have the D90. And the third one is a lot cheaper.
     
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    Any more input on these lenses?
     
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    I too am curious. I have the Sigma 70-200 2.8 and find it kind of soft with aperatures above 3.5 I'm worried about buying another one with same problem. What's the point of having a fast lens if you have to sacrifice sharpness?
     
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    I alsocame across a 17-50 2.8 lens by Sigma. I'm just not sure if that will have the reach I want.
     
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    The 3rd one is a 28-70mm and is an older model and I believe is already discountinued.

    The 1st one is the previous model from Sigma for this focal lenth. It is a good standard zoom with a fixed f/2.8. It also has a macro feature, although it is not 1:1. IQ on it is pretty good and the one I used seems to focus pretty good as well. Only thing about this model is that it uses a 82mm filter, which can be pretty expensive.

    The 2nd one is the newest model out and has the HSM motor, which allows you to AF faster and quieter. Some users have said the IQ is very good on this model and almost up to par with Nikon, but cost about $350 more than the previous model. Does not have macro feature anymore and I believe the filter size is smaller at 77mm.

    Just a final note, if your shooting with a D90, you may want to consider the Sigma 18-50mm or Tamron 17-50mm lenses as your crop sensor will make it a more useable walk-around lens. The 24-70 length might be a little long for you on a APS-C.
     
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    Aye they say it's so heavy even though it's 24.7oz lol try a professional zoom...my 70-200 f/4L IS is around 27oz but it's big brother (the f/2.8L IS) is around 57oz. Try carrying that around for a day without a backbrace on.
     
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    lol no kidding. i dont understand how people can say the 24-70 is heavy. i have the 70-200 2.8 IS you mentioned, and my first big event was a triathlon i shot for 4 hrs and didnt bring my monopod. that evening sucked, and the next morning sucked even more (its what i get for being out of shape though). :D
     
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    But there isn't that much difference between 17 and 24 and withthe 24 you get an extended length to 70. I am wanting to use this for a portrait lens.
     

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