Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4

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(From Sigma lens literature) This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 28mm to 70mm with a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.7 inches) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.5. The minimum shooting distance is 0.5m (19.7 in.) throughout the zoom range.

An aspherical lens element is used to correct distortion.

A zoom hood is supplied with this lens for complete depth in the telephoto range and glare-free shooting in the wide-angle range.

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4

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Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 User Reviews

5.5/10 average of 2 reviews Build Quality 4.5/10 Image Quality 4.5/10
  • 4 out of 10 points and recommended by (8 reviews)
    built quality, optical quality

    Ok it's a cheap lens.You get what you pay for.

    Built quality is very bad.

    A lot of problems with flare and ghosting, CA on a high level, barrel distortion at the wide end, light falloff wide open (untill f11), sharp only stopped down 2 stop.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $80)
  • 7 out of 10 points and not recommended by (11 reviews)

    Replaced this with the Canon EF 28-135 due to softness all over and a general lack of contrast. The colors from this lens always looked washed out.

    The close focusing distance was nice. This lens is nearly capable of macro work (albeit with a low magnification ratio)

    One advantage is it is very light weight.

    reviewed January 5th, 2007