michele.nardelli's reviews

  • Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical IF Macro

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    ergonomy (perfect weight and size), focal length range, sharp stopped down from f8 to f11, minimum focus distance
    autofocus completely unusable (slow and unreliable for every standard of every epoch and every level), soft wide open, distortion at 28mm

    I use this lens from 2015 on a canon eos 1000d body(apsc); my almost always on lens for wide range focal lengths; used as a "fixed" f8 zoom; used always manual focus with central focus point camera confirmation; used almist always as a 28mm normal prime (45mm in 35mm terms) with a 200mm tele and portrait lens ready to use without lens change; for close portraiture is at best: background blur is more than sufficient and beauty also at f8 when at 200mm; still some aberration and softness if used as tele (resolution on digital is the same as for other more modern superzoom as 18-200, 18-250 and so on, not comparable with professional canon L serie lenses but still comparable to the cheapest 70-300); complemented with the 10-18 for full coverage on vacation and trips; not for events and fast requirenents photography; paid 120 euro in 2015; recomended for the above descripted uses; ccompatoble with fullframe cameras.

    reviewed May 16th, 2020 (purchased for $120)