Reviews and Problems with Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO
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Perfect "walking around" lens
Tech Reader, Amazon
11 July 2014
Summary: I almost never take this lens off my Nikon DSLR. No more "backing up" and I never miss a shot due to lack of light with the huge aperture. Beware of the DoF though, I have missed many shots when it focuses on a nose and eyes are blurry. Seriously small DoF when the aperture is wide open!!!
Nice lens, disappointed that it isn't weather sealed
Marlin Beckfield "beckfield", Amazon
31 January 2014
Summary: This appears to be a very nice lens, but I'm a little disappointed to learn that it is not weather sealed. I purchased this lens specifically for photographing Northern Lights, so I'll have to take care when bringing this lens indoors from the cold.
Sharp lens. Great focal length. Not for fast-moving subjects.
Jonathan Hsieh, Amazon
9 November 2013
Summary: I use it with my Pentax K-30. It fills the normal, fast lens role in my set of lenses. It's very sharp, even when wide open, and the 28mm focal length provides some very interesting perspectives with a crop sensor. The bokeh is very nice. It's a solid lens. Also switching to manual focus is pretty quick. You pull the focus collar back. The only shortcoming that I have with this lens is the focusing speed.
Darren Levine "He shoots, He Edits, He freque..., Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: I mostly use this for video, and for that i have been very satisfied. It mainly has been used on my FF 5D2. The only 3 lenses i would bring with me when shooting events were this, the 50mm 1.8, and the 28-135. The zoom got all the daytime use, and then the other two would take care of all the night stuff.
Summary: First off, I'm a professional photographer...a wedding photographer....a wedding photographer that loathes the idea of switching lenses a million times a day. I did so much research on this lens and bought it with next day shipping so I could have it for a wedding (dangerous to have never-used gear for something so important, but I had all my regular gear so I was fine).
Summary: Maybe my copy is different,i don't know for sure.But wide open,this thing is a real beast,it's TACK sharp,and stopping it down is really another story.If u considering a wdie angle prime lens,u gotta give this one a shot.
Summary: I am a wedding and portrait photographer using D700 and D300s bodies. I bought this lens to serve as a wide angle and macro. I took some great images with the lens, but I always found it more clunky than my other (Nikkor and Sigma) lenses, and now the autofocus has stopped working. First, I was never able to use manual focus as the lens seemed to revert to autofocus even after I clicked it into manual.
Summary: I wanted to like this lens because I always prefer lenses with a close focusing distance, and this is a rare macro 28mm (not a "true macro" but it focuses very close). Unfortunately I was never satisfied with the image quality of the photos. The lens is mush wide open, and it never gets really sharp across the board, even when stopped down. The bokeh has an ugly swirly quality that makes the background of close-ups unpleasant looking.