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Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Canon EOS Cameras image
 
(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Canon EOS Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.7 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
 
High performance wide angle bargain
By ChuckVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 5/1/2011
Pros:
Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Canon EOS Cameras:

This is a wondeful, fast 28mm. Sigma builds great products. I get great results for landscapes and industrial photo projects. On the downside, focus can be slow, and the lens is heavy.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I wish I had a better luck
By JunVerified Purchaser from Plymouth, MN on 11/21/2010
Pros:
Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Canon EOS Cameras:

I have heard so many good things about this lens from other photographers, and I was so excited when Adorama had this lens in stock. But the one I received was a defective one that didn't let me change the aperture on my 5D Mark II, so I returned it and re-ordered the same lens. The second one was working fine but the rubber part of focus ring was misshapen so I had to return it again. I wanted to try to order another one, but after trying two copies I didn't think that was a good idea so instead I ordered 24mm f/1.8 version. Basically it's the same lens but wider and a little more expensive. Let me see if I will be happy with it.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Pretty Good... But...
By Dale the Lighting DesignerVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh PA on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted
Cons:
Focus is too touchy
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Canon EOS Cameras:

I have gotten some really amazing images with this lens when I am employing it as a Macro. And it makes a great option for low light scenarios because of its 1.8 aperture.
Where I have problems is when I am using it as a wide angle lens to capture wide scenes I sometimes get whole shoots back and find that they were not as sharp as they should have been. I think the issue is not the glass because this is not always the case but instead I have found that I cannot rely on the auto focus and manually focusing is very touchy because even a tap on the focus ring equals a great deal of plane change.

Great for macro, less great for wideangle

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