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Sigma 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DL Aspherical IF 35mm Zoom

3.83 star rating
                      3.83 / 5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/6.3
    Min Aperturef/41
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance35.4 in
    Picture Angle8.2 - 75.4 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size67 mm
    Groups / Elements17 Elements in 15 Groups
    Diameter3.1 in
    Length3.5 in
    Weight19.8 oz
    Product ID21134159

Product Description

This new Hyperzoom provides a tremendous range of focal lengths (a 10.7:1 ratio), providing exceptional flexibility of composition, and allowing one to follow the movement of a subject throughout a wide range, without having to miss great shots while changing lenses.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A. Mustafa a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2013

Strengths:    range of focus with auto focus and manual focus, at all ranges the lens was spectacular;

Weaknesses:    the lens is heavy, but I'm a big man with large hands;

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens to go with my Minolta Maxum 7D, and tried it on my Sony a330, .....wow it worked great, on both cameras, and did as well on my Sony a700.If your budget is kinda limited, and you want a good but not so expensive lens that takes sharp pics close and far, and you own a Sony camera, I say buy yourself one of these you won't regret it.

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Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   Tamron 28-300

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I just got this lens for my Canon 40D and Canon XTi. This lens will not work with these cameras. I get an ERROR message every time I use an f/ stop higher than f/5.6.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   B&H Photo (used depa

Type of photography:   Fine Art

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mario Chang a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2009

Bottom Line:   
The zoom ring on this lens failed twice in the last 2 years, this causes the zoom to turn non stop whitout zoomining. It cost you 92 dollars to fix the ring. This is due to a poor design of the zoom lock.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   nikon 18-200 vr
nikon 80-400 vr
sigma 18-30

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ultrafast a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2005

Strengths:    Huge zoom range.

Sharp pictures (within reaonable expectation limits)

Compact and not overly heavy for a 300-mm lens.

Manageable distortion and chromatic aberration, nothing that can't be dealt with.

Zoom lock, prevents creeping.

Convenient hood included.

Unbeatable price.

Weaknesses:    Quite dark, AF hunts sometimes.

Not suited for macro.

Kind of odd barrel distortion, sometimes quoted as "moustache" distortion.

Manual focus ring to coarse, has a somewhat cheap feel.

Bottom Line:   
I have been using this lens for nearly a year now. Having read the reviews, I was first sceptical whether such a lens would be useful at all on a Pentax digital body. But I got one of the last samples of the Aspherical IF series for an unbeatable price at EBay. So I decided to give it a try. Having had some experience with an old Tamron 28-200mm, I did not expect too much, but the latest versions of the Sigma Hyperzooms have gone a long way since the appearance of lenses with a 28-200/300 zoom range.

The lens delivers sharp pictures throughout the entire zoom range. This lens is certainly not a match for primes, or zooms with a more limited range. If you look closely you do find all sorts of aberrations, like an odd barrel distortion, purple fringing towards the edges, etc. But none of this is really dramatic. I have made excellent prints up to 20x30 (cm).

The lens is not very fast. This sometimes causes the AF to hunt in the tele range. I used it on a hiking tour in Switzerland and got beautiful close-ups of all sorts of animals. 300mm on a 1.5 crop factor camera gives you an amazing range. Taking into account the alternatives, I do not agree with some other reviewers that this lens is overly heavy or large for the range that it offers. Certainly, getting closer to the subject would allow you to travel lighter. Unfortunately, those chamois and ibex are not very cooperative in that regard. Even at the longest focal length, the lens delivers amazingly sharp pictures with a high level of detail. On a 300-mm shot of a mountain cabin taken from 3.5km away, you could clearly see that the door to the cabin is still open.

In my opinion, this lens is certainly not the universal lens, such that you will never desire anything else. But if you can only take one lens, and you do want to have some more tele range, this is the one to take with you.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Tamron 28-200mm (about 20 years old), sharpness much worse

Sigma 70-200 EX F2.8, a totally different class in terms of image quality, but
also nothing you would like to drag uphill either...

Sigma 18-125mm DC, little brother with more wide angle but less tele

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikro a Expert from Birdsboro

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2004

Strengths:    Zoom length. Fast focus.

Weaknesses:    Barrel extends unless you lock the zoom down. No Macro setting, but close-ups are still easily attainable.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens about 1 year ago and have been impressed ever since. It's rekindled my passion for photography! Mounted on a Pentax Z10, I have had no problem making almost any outdoor shot, from soccer action to close ups. Seventy rolls of perfectly exposed crystal clear shots later and I am still wowed by the results.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Camera Spot (via eBa

Similar Products Used:   NA

Type of photography:   People

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