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Sigma 28-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 DG Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 28-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 DG Macro
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 75.4 - 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.48 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.8
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 70 x 77.7 mm
Weight 400 g
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Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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3.92 Average
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Tom Perry
    Tom Perry 3 September 2022, 13:57
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    IP 92.40.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 45
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy vignetting at 200mm that doesn\'t clear up even at F/8. Noticeable barrel distortion at near end. Cool colour balance compared to Canon lenses. AF slow, noisy but accurate. Macro is not macro at all. Must shoot with hood in daylight - susceptible to veiling flare. No IS means daylight or higher ISOs

    Pros: Metal mount, reasonable build quality. Works with 5D III and 80D Great walkaround zoom range on FF or crop Reasonably sharp at F/5.6 in the middle of the image throughout the range (f/7.1 at 200mm) 8 flat blades - bokeh surprisingly decent. Made in Japan. Value - FF superzoom at under $50

    Summary: I\'m reviewing a different version of this lens - the DL Hyperzoom Macro Aspherical IF. Optically they appear to be a similar design, although this one has a larger front element (72mm thread). To get this out of the way at the start, if you expect serious performance from any 28-200mm lens you will have to lay down some serious money. The only good lens covering the 28-200 in EF is the L lens. In 2022, paying 50 for any secondhand lens with superzoom/hyperzoom written on the beauty ring, expect to get what you get. There is a Voightlander 28-200 in EF that shades this one optically, but they are both fine for everyday use with caveats. Bought this one to have a play with and sell with a 6D body. It covers the focal lengths most people will want for walking around, and isn\'t quick but fast enough. Pleasingly, works on later Canon bodies and that helps AF response greatly; still slow by modern standards. Build quality is nice for the price point, and the metal mount is a plus. Biggest optical shock is the vignetting at 200mm on FF. It\'s heavy enought that some people would have returned this lens when new. 2 stops of corner shading all around. Reduces to 1 stop by F/9, but that will limit you. Less of a big deal at 135mm. On crop sensor, the vignetting at 200mm is reduced significantly but still visible at 5.6, almost gone by F/7.1. Barrel distortion is a problem at 28mm, especially up close. Colour balance is more neutral than most Canon EF lenses I\'ve tried, bordering on cool. Bokeh is better than expected - there is a little highlighting of bright points of light, but tricky backgrounds like foliage are a stress test this lens just about manages to pass. In everyday use, it is good enough.

  2. joe
    joe 26 August 2022, 10:46
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    IP 87.148.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 75
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: heavy CAs (big magnififacation shows this mistake) lens must be stopped down for really sharp photos

    Pros: big zoom range high contrast nice coloors

    Summary: a nice lens, but the latest TAMRON 3.5-5.55/28-200 version is much more better corrected at 28 mm

  3. Theo
    Theo 3 March 2016, 18:08
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    IP 169.0.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: R1500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Severe lens creep when pointed downwards. Clunky to use Old technology.

    Pros: Fairly sharp but nothing special. Cheap

    Summary: It is a cheap and nasty lens. Not the kind of lens you put infront of a premium body. It gets the job done but that is all there is to it.

  4. Alonzo
    Alonzo 13 May 2015, 21:13
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    IP 68.198.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $80
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Maximum focal length only about 150mm

    Pros: Light weight Small Fast focus

    Summary: Sharpness at all apertures equal to my Zeiss 50mm prime. A great all around lens for full frame camera.

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