Any users reports on Sigma 28-105. Just bought one for my older workhorse FA. Looks like needs lots of light. Still testing.
#1. "RE: Sigma Lens" | In response to Reply # 0bgs Charter MemberFri 05-May-00 11:11 AM
what's the aperture of this lens? I guess you got the 2.8-4.0 one. It received pretty good critics in Germany back in '97 (by the large "foto magazine").
For any lurkers, here's the basic data:
Close-up at 50 cm
72mm filter wind
street price 600 DEM (~280 USD)
Really a light little thingie if you're used to carrying around lots of (Nikon) glas.
Anyone else who've used it? (I don't have it)
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#2. "RE: Sigma Lens" | In response to Reply # 1Marvin Basic MemberTue 09-May-00 08:31 PM
actually I am not an Nikon user but I have tested such a lens for my Minolta. It was the 3.5-5.6 version and I agree: It needs a lot of light. The viewfinder gets quite dark and dull, some kind of grayish.
I don't know, if Sigma has improved this lens since then (I've tested some years ago), but at that time I have decided to buy an "original" lens which quality was and is far better.
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#3. "RE: Sigma Lens" | In response to Reply # 2Merlin Basic MemberTue 09-May-00 09:23 PM
I had a very negative experience with a Sigma lens. I bought a 50mm Sigma manual focus macro lens for very heavy money back in 1992. It lasted about two months longer than the guarantee period before the diaphragm went on strike and began to stick at various apertures before finally freezing in the wide open position. Expensive junk - nobody wanted to fix it, Sigma never admitted throwing it off the production line, and I ended up selling it on ebay for DM 40 ($20).