aseem
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Sigma 28-300mm

Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:22 pm

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
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aviopic
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RE: Sigma 28-300mm

Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:53 pm

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.

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RE: Sigma 28-300mm

Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:55 pm

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.
 
aseem
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RE: Sigma 28-300mm

Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:33 pm

thanks folks!!
keep it coming.
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RE: Sigma 28-300mm

Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:37 am

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
 
aseem
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RE: Sigma 28-300mm

Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:28 am

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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anybody using Sigma 70-300 APO DG??
thanks
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