Re: Camera gear
I chuckled real good at the Takumars.... :P You also mean USM, Ultrasonic Motor, right? Little gold band? Yeah...
The Sigma isn't too shabby at portraiture, it's all in how you use it. Mine needs the front element recoated rather badly, so it's sharpness issues likely stem from that. I was lucky enough to get a good focusing copy, and if it does get out of whack on me, well... 45pt AF is a God-send. The primary reasons I went with the Sigma are that I liked the black lens and I simply don't need weather sealing. I have a simple Kata E-702 cover that will protect it for the rain. Cost me a whopping $50 VS the $500 more I'd have paid for the 70-200 F/2.8L.