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Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro 35mm Zoom

3.4 star rating
                      3.4 / 5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $250.00
Focal Length : 28mm - 300mm | Max. Aperture : f/3.5-f/6.3  | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/6.3
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance19.7 in
    Diaphragm Blades8 Blades
    Picture Angle8.2 - 75.4 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Groups / Elements15 Elements in 13 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter2.9 in
    Length3.4 in
    Weight17.3 oz
    Product ID28429523

Product Description

Ultra-compact, versatile, all-purpose zoom
  • Aperture range: f/3.5-22
  • Min focus: 19.7 in. / 50cm
  • Available for: Sigma SA, Minolta (D), Nikon (D), Pentax, Canon

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Razgriz a Casual

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2008

    Strengths:    fast focusing
    good for immediate wide and tele

    Weaknesses:    crazy/indecisive focusing
    colours and sharpness

    Bottom Line:   
    The Siga 28-300mm was my 2nd lens, being my kit lens 17-85mm the 1st.

    I was looking for a lens to replace my previous camera, Fujiflim Finepix S9000z(S9500). it had a 28-300mm fixed lens to it so it was very useful for immetiate tele and wide shots without the hassle of changing the lens.

    Im using the 28-300mm on my Canon EOS 40D. its performace is on average, fast focusing, though it may be alittle noisy, but its not that bad.

    The lens size, though its small, it extends pretty long at 300mm. No problems or complains. However, with your camera hanging around your neck and the lens at 28mm, it will self extend outwards because of the build. but no worries though, sigma was smart enough to come up with the lock switch to lock the lens at 28mm.

    the Colour produced and the sharpness too aint very impressive, compared to my Canon EF-100mm macro USM and Canon EF-S 17-85 IS USM. it can be improved. very much in my opinion. but it still gets the job done well.

    and yes the focusing may go alittle crazy, jerking back and forth in a short distance as though it was a little indecisive.

    overall, its a good lens. :D

    oh and if you asked me why i didnt go for Canon's EF 28-300mm, check its price and weight of it. you will know why. xD

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $470.00

    Purchased At:   Singapore

    Similar Products Used:   EF-S 17-85mm
    EF- 100mm macro

    Type of photography:   Other

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Saint Yukon a Casual

    Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008

    Strengths:    Light weight
    Has focal length from 28-300mm
    Has an excellent macro

    Weaknesses:    f/3.5-6.3

    Bottom Line:   
    IF you are limited to just lens this is the lens to have... It's an excellent lens for a beginner to start out with.

    The focal length is 28-300mm it has a f/3.5-6.3. It's very light weight It works best outside in bright to moderate sunlight. The zoom and the macro are both excellent.

    In the last 4 1/2 years I've probably 10-15K pictures with it using Canon Digital Rebel.XT. The lens works much better on my Canon XTi than it did on my Canon XT.

    Currently I'm in the process of upgrading my lens and it is going to cost me a thousand or more to replace this lens.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $340.00

    Purchased At:   Cord Camera, Columbu

    Similar Products Used:   Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX
    Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR DI
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Kurt a Professional

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

    Bottom Line:   
    I had this lense for one year and after a couple of months it's focus would go soft at full zoom. The lense broke after one year of use! IT WILL NOT FOCUS AFTER ONE YEARS USE!!!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Type of photography:   Sports

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by as a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2007

    Strengths:    cheap
    sharpness for the huge range

    Weaknesses:    color distortion

    Bottom Line:   
    Basicly, the lens isn't that bad. the images have an acceptable sharpness and the focus is fast. the thing the bugs me is that the color are weak. the images look pale if the lighting isn't perfect.

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    Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mungous a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: June 27, 2005

    Strengths:    Value
    Sharpness at 300mm

    Weaknesses:    Noisy Focus
    When tilted down lens cannot be retracted
    Occasional focusing problems on newer Canon EOS's

    Bottom Line:   
    I was a little optimistic about getting this lens at first but in terms of value for money its great. The images are sharp (some could be sharper though)even at the higher end. It's macro ability is great, but one problem I found was its inability to zoom back when pointing it on a downward angle. Also, as said before it has pretty fast focusing but on my 300D (Digital Rebel) it can hunt occasionally and its very noisy.

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    Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

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