Saturday, June 22, 2013
Not only that, the lens is excellent. I'm talking truly excellent. This is a world-class lens for a wonderful price and you should have it in your kit like yesterday. If you are one of the weirdos who actually bought a Sigma SD-1, then it's a no-brainer. You need this lens.
Two reviews are out, SLRGear and Lenstip. Both are unequivocale in their praise. SLRGear even goes so far as to say that if you are even remotely interested in this lens, pre-order it now lest you will have to wait months to actually get one. From the review:
SPECIAL NOTE: As you'll see below, this is an incredible lens at an amazing price vs. the competition. We believe it will be severely backordered.
Damn. That is some high praise. For me, this is especially exciting because it finally puts a top piece of glass on Pentax for a decent price. Pentax's cameras are great, but their lens selection sucks. This lens alone makes Pentax cameras a viable option. Which is great. I love Pentax cameras. My first camera was a Pentax K1000.
Long story short, if you have a Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, or Pentax APS-C camera, and you don't already have a lens like this, buy this lens. This is borderline top-pro glass. Top-pro glass for only $799.