Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro


Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro


Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2005.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 28-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-6,3.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 28 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH680-01 789".
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
Light weight (490 gr)
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2005
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Superzoom
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-6,3
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 28 mm
f/6,3 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 28-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  28-300 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  36-390 mmon Canon APS-H
  45-480 mmon Canon APS-C
  28-300 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  42-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:50 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
LH680-01 789(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):74 x 86 mm
Vikt:490 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras.

Four Aspherical glass elements offer correction for distortion & to maintain its compact design and two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range

Minimum focusing distance of 19.7 inches & allows macro photography with a maximum magnification of 1 to 3.

Internal Focus System eliminates front lens rotation & allows the convenient use of a polarizing filter for creative effects & improves the optical performance of the lens at various distances

A lens hood and front & rear lens caps are included with the lens.

Sigma’s 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro is another perfect option for the photographer who is looking for a compact, all purpose lens they can keep on their cameras virtually all of the time and not compromise quality or exceptional photographs. This lens is a high performance zoom lens that can move from wide angle to telephoto to close-ups in an instant and is so easy to carry around you’ll want to take it everywhere so you never miss a shot whether it be scenic and landscapes at the wide end and sports action or you a day at the beach at the long end. This impressive lens delivers a most impressive range and produces stunning photographs."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-28-300mm-f35-63-DG-Macro
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=183&sort=7&cat=37&page=2
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/standard-zoom-slr-lenses-73/169-sigm-28-300mm-f35-63-dg-macro.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 DG Macro




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