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wuel

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 1
Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4 Aspherical IF review by wuel
Review Date: 11/15/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
Pros: cheap, internal focusing
Cons: large filter size, build quality

I used this lens with analog Minolta 505 Si Super.


Image quality is OK for postcard format photos.


Auto focusing is slow, noisy and sometimes lens hunts to focus. Manual focus is not to precise due to looseness of focusing ring and small range of movement between infinity and minimal focus distance.


Zooming ring is too tight and moves not to smooth.


On positive side is internal focusing which helps using polarized filters. However due to filter size (72 mm) filters are rather expensive.


Overall this lens is average but for its price (especially second hand) this lens is quite good.
Peter

Registered: January 2006
Posts: 1
Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4 Aspherical IF review by Peter
Review Date: 1/25/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $107.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Small size, Fast F/2.8 at 28mm, 8 blade apature, Very Sharp through zoom range. (better than my 28-200 Tamron LD ASPH IF !) Focus is fast, even lower light with assist lamp. Solid feel, and tight zoom and MF rings.
Cons: Not F/2.8 from 28-105. But on a aps-c camera, a 168mm F/4 ain't bad!

Pro: Small size, Fast F/2.8 at 28mm, 8 blade apature, Very Sharp through zoom range. (better than my 28-200 Tamron LD ASPH IF !) Focus is fast, even lower light with assist lamp. Solid feel, and tight zoom and MF rings.
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Con: Not F/2.8 from 28-105. But on a aps-c camera, a 168mm F/4 ain't bad!
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I got this lens for studio and home candids of my son. I am not at all disapointed. This lens is the same as the DG lens as far as lens construction. The DG may have a little beter correction, but I use this on Canon D60, and it has great proformance. . For a new price of $150-170. you can't go wrong. I don't know if the DG version is really an upgrade or just a re-lable. but I don't see spending the extra $30-50 for proformance on an already great proformer. not an "L" But way above the typical consumer quailty on my copy.


 






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