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8.2 out of 10

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO

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Overall 10
10

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!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 10
10

Years worth of sharp, great video

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.
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Overall 10
10

Best lens I've bought for my Canon t3i so far

Jeffrey, Amazon
11 June 2013
  • Summary: This is a great fixed camera lens. The pictures are very crisp and clear no matter how you crop them.
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Overall 10
10

Exceeds my expectations!!

Marie Korb, Amazon
26 April 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 10
10

I was surprised!

Fady Hany "Fady Hany", Amazon
23 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

A superb prime lens. Sharp edge to edge.

alfred hanna, Amazon
12 December 2012
  • Summary: Sigma's 28mm 1.8 Prime is an excellent piece of glass. High quality bokei, solid feel to it. Worth the money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens broken after 18 months

ConsciousConsumer, Amazon
30 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

A Real Disappointment

David Siegfried, Amazon
16 November 2012
  • 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.
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