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Old Jun 16, 2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Has anybody use the Sigmea 28-300mm DG lens on there camera yet?

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Old Jun 16, 2006, 5:01 PM   #2
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Check these threads. One or more should help you.



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Old Jun 28, 2006, 1:05 PM   #3
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Here a picture taken with the lens, It's slow compare to the KM 28-75 F2.8
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This comes alive when you crank up the ISO 400, Its shoots a lot fast at that ISO.
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:34 PM   #5
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I own this Sigma lens, but I much prefer the Tamron XR 28-300mm lens which both http://www.cordcamera.com and http://www.cametacamera.com have it for around $150.

Here is a sample photo from the Tamron 28-300mm XR lens.

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I own this Sigma lens, but I much prefer the Tamron XR 28-300mm lens which both http://www.cordcamera.com and http://www.cametacamera.com have it for around $150.

Here is a sample photo from the Tamron 28-300mm XR lens.

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That is a nice shot. Is that on your KM 5D?. I seem to recall you were getting soft shots with the Tamron and the 5D a while back.
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A lot of us here have picked up the discounted Tamron 28-300, myself included. I'm quite surprised by it, very nice lens all around.

Autofocus can be just awful, but then it can be as good as anything too... depends on circumstances (varies more than a prime, which will often work as well in dim light as bright). It seems that autofocus gets much less reliable from 200mm up, I get a lot of soft shots there but I've gotten a few that are really sharp so I think its more of a focus issue than optical limitation.
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I own this Sigma lens, but I much prefer the Tamron XR 28-300mm lens which both http://www.cordcamera.com and http://www.cametacamera.com have it for around $150.

Here is a sample photo from the Tamron 28-300mm XR lens.

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That is a nice shot. Is that on your KM 5D?. I seem to recall you were getting soft shots with the Tamron and the 5D a while back.
EXIF says it was taken with a Nikon.
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That's correct. The posted samle Tamron 28-300XR lens photo was taken in May in the Azores with my Nikon D-50. I had room to take one DSLR camera on that trip, and I took the Nikon D-50. I personallydid not think that the brand ofcamera used was critical, in as much as it was the very same lens.


However, here is another Tamron 28-300mm XR sample photo taken with my KM 5D.


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MT, very nice shot. How do you like th 5D VS. theD50?
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