Top positive review
11 people found this helpful
Fantastic Quality Lens - Stunning Value for Money
on 15 June 2012
Decades ago I had a series of SLR cameras, and well remember saving up and buying a screw-mounted telephoto lens. By the time you were screwed up and ready to go however, the object of my photographic intent had invariably bolted, flown away, relieved itself or the season had changed. I think I used it twice to test it then proceded to never use it again, so I was not a committed I must have a telephoto lens fanatic.
At the turn of this year I was persuaded to try out DSLR's, by an incredibly photogenic Husky combined with a need to "professionalise" the photographs I was using for my property business, and bought a Pentax K-r entry model camera.
I then got a bit carried away & bought a series of lenses, but this one with its Macro feature, superb build quality, outrageous value for money & feel is the absolute star. As but one example - if I go near the said Husky she becomes coy difficult & frustratingly reluctant to be photographed. With this lens I can catch her in inumerable relaxed and natural poses from a significant distance & the photographs are absolutely pin sharp & detailed.
If you are teetering on the brink of justifying the purchase of one of these lenses - just go ahead and buy one - you will have no regrets. I am a point and shoot customer, but I am using more & more of the vast range of features of the DSLR cameras. I use this Sigma lens very frequently & will now probably never buy anything other than Sigma & Pentax. These lenses command very strong prices in the second-hand market, which says it all. Very Highly recommended.