Reviews and Problems with Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO
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Perfect "walking around" lens
Tech Reader, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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!!!
Excerpt: If you're into cinematography this lens is great ! For anyone interested in getting this lens for photography, I wouldn't bother because one component photographers really need when shooting (especially in events) is a fast and accurate autofocus. Sad to say, but this lens' autofocus is terrible. At times it'll never get it right. So this is a no no for photographers. I've tried it when I was being an assistant photographer in a wedding and yeah...it's not that great.
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: I was a little skeptical buying this lens because I had read some poor reviews about it not being very sharp wide open. I think maybe some other reviewers don't understand just how narrow the DOF is wide open. I find mine to be very sharp on the subject that I am focused on. I don't find the focus to be any slower or louder then my other pentax lenses. I am also able to focus on stuff a lot closer then sigmas specs.
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.