Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon Lenses

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 18, 2006, 3:22 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 89

Ive been looking at the sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DG macro lens and ive read a bunch of reviews some good and some bad and its hard to decide. i have a rebel xt with the kit lens and im used to the kit lens quality and preformace and im happy with it but i would like a little more zoom. when reading reviews its easy to talk bad about alens when you can afford more expensive lenses. so my question is if you have this lens what do you think about it?
badhabbit05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 18, 2006, 3:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
NHL's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,564

Why not go for the Sigma 18-200mm DC?
-> It 'fits' your camera better and you can leave the kit lens at home... :idea:
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2006, 4:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 171

I do not have this lens, but had a chance to look at some test pictures. I would say it is generally good lens with some softness at corners which will not be visible unless you do big enlargements or zoom in 1:1 on the screen.

It also looks better than equivalent Tamron lens - sharper and less CA ('fringing'). If you do not want to spend to much money, there is no substantially better lens in that category. Also you can look at some test pictures on the SIGMA TESTS topic.

Again, if you can, the best thing is buy one and see for yourself! In case you do not like it, you can return it.

GM2006 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:52 PM.