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Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Nikon AF-D Cameras image
 
(based on 5 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 Nikon AF-D Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.6 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
60% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(6), Strong construction(3)
Cons:
Heavy(3)
Best Uses:
General purpose(3), Landscape photography(3), Night photography(3)
 
Good Lens but not Sharp Enough
By WhoRyder1Verified Reviewer from New York, NY on 12/13/2009
Pros:
Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
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 Nikon AF-D Cameras:

While the Price is right, i would suggest folks to get a Nikon 85mm or the Nikon 35mm, instead fo this sigma 28mm. This lens creates soft images from 1.8 to 4, then the images look "OK"...... good for the price, but not as sharp as i needed it to be.... Taking back to the store and picking up a 85mm 1.8

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A sleeper hut!
By DavidVerified Reviewer from Deming, NM on 11/25/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography
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 Nikon AF-D Cameras:

This lens is a real sleeper on the market. I use a Nikon D3X, which is absolutely unforgiving of lens flaws. This lens is very sharp in the center wide open, with softer corners of course. Close down a few stops and the corners get very good. On a DX crop, it is sharp everywhere, at every stop, and equals a 42mm in FX format. It is a perfect lens for indoor work, focuses fast and very quietly(though not silently). A real bargan and light years sharper than Nikons AF 28mm f2.8. Try one!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens!
By DannyVerified Reviewer from Mesquite, TX on 9/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
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 Nikon AF-D Cameras:

This lens is great for photographing people without flash. I sometimes set my camera to B&W so I don't have to worry about correct color casts, and skin tones. The photos look great.

Images shared by: Danny

Lens was set at 1.8. I added the catch lights

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Lens wide open at 1.8

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens But......
By CKVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 2/26/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Good quality images
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Heavy
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Upgrade
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 Nikon AF-D Cameras:

This is a great Lens but I am having problems with it. Picture quality is great when it's working and my only complaint out of the box was the size and weight of this lens. But now the bad stuff... I use this with my D300 and after about the 2nd week of use this lens would cause my D300 to lock up and give me an ERR message. Then after the ERR message is gone it won't focus right until I remove and re-attach it. Not all the time but intermittently. But enough to cause me to choose other lenses over this one for a day of shooting. I tried to re-produce the message with my other lenses with no luck. So I'm in the process of contacting Sigma for warranty [...]. Bottom line is I may have the 1 out of a million that was a lemon but that's enough to make me pass on buying another Sigma lens for now. But again in the first couple weeks of use I was very impressed by the image quality.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
AWESOME WIDE ANGLE LENS
By Nikon fanVerified Reviewer from sacramento on 12/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Aesthetically Soothing, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Indoor photography in low, Landscape Photography, Night Photography
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 Nikon AF-D Cameras:

I got this lens on a whim because I was not satisfied with my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 in terms of its ability to shoot low light, I always felt like f/2.8 was not fast enough and that I needed something like a f/1.8 that could shoot wide angle.
I am happy to report that this lens has been everything I expected of it and more, no visible distortion, no CA, or ghosting. The only drawback is that its huge and heavy

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