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Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 35mm Zoom
Product DescriptionThis high magnification zoom lens covers focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 200mm telephoto, with closeup capability. It incorporates special internal focusing to enable it to focus as close as 19.7 inches (50cm) from film plane to subject, at all focal lengths (an optional accessory 72mm close-up lens allows even closer focusing and greater reproduction ratios), and to simplify the use of polarizing filters. A detachable perfect hood is provided.
Submitted by heckersid a Expert
Date Reviewed: June 24, 2009
Strengths: Sharp, light, responsive.
Weaknesses: Manual focus - need to adjust eye for the split image
Lots of verbiage about lens comparisons, most of which neglect the primary issue - does the lens deliver, consistently, a clear, sharp image. This lens certainly does - through Europe, Asia, USA, S.A. A marvel of optical engineering. I compared this lens - at 135 - on tripod, to a Leitz 135 Elmarit and found sharpness to be the same (at 10X magnification).Perhaps at 20X+ there would be a difference but do you care?
Moreover, my back doesn't hurt after a 5+mile trek. There's too much hype about lens differences, most of which are insignificant. Paraphrasing Edward Weston, never mind the lens; set it at f8 and BE THERE.
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $9.00
Purchased At: B&H
Similar Products Used: Pentax
Type of photography: People