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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

folks
was looking for Sigma 28-300mm for my Nikon film camera. Basically interested because of the wide range, but then a fellow A.nutter advised that results won't be as sharp as would be with 70-200/300mm. Save me money but does anybody have more information about these lenses. I already have 35-70mm with my camera, so not that keen on wide angle, but more interested in A.net kind of quality.
thanks
VT-ASJ


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User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

I have no experience with the 28-300 but as a consumers lens it can't be compared to the 70-200/2.8 and 100-300/4.0 which are both excellent pieces of glass.
You are looking at a different price tag though of about 4 times as high.

Willem



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

I have not used this particular lens but I've heard that the quality is not that good because of the 11x zoom range.
There was a time though that I felt the need for this lens but not for aviation photography. In fact I wanted it for my amateur photography of the demonstrations in Beirut earlier in the year since the quality was not that big of an issue and I thought the versatility is more important. It was being a pain to change lenses all the time and carrying a big photo bag.

There are photos though in the database here taken with this and the similar Tamron 28-300. You have the wide end covered so probably it's best if you went for something like 70-300/70-200-ish range.

Good luck.


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

thanks folks!!
keep it coming.
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineMinoeke From Belgium, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Hi,
If you want some examples, all my pictures before august 29, 2004 were taken with a Sigma 28-300. The lens is a bit slow and soft between 200 and 300mm.
Greetings,
Wim


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting Minoeke (Reply 4):

thanks a lot, this was really helpful. I think these two photos do give some idea about the softness of the picture.

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Photo © Wim Callaert - Brussels Aviation Photography
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Photo © Wim Callaert - Brussels Aviation Photography


anybody using Sigma 70-300 APO DG??
thanks
VT-ASJ



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