Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro HF A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#10435 date: Aug-7-2012
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 24mm F2.8
Minolta 28mm F2.8
Minolta 50mm F1.7
Minolta 70-210 F4
price paid:30 USD (Used)
positive:-Lightweight
-Sharp for closeups
-1:2 macro is pretty good
-Inexpensive
-Handles flare well
negative:-Not at all sharp for longer distance shots
-The mount looks like metal, but is actually plastic
comment:I have the 28-90mm version of what I'm pretty certain is the same lens.

Based on its cost and use for any sort of distance shots, it's now relegated for use as a reverse macro lens, for which it performs quite well.
reviewer#772 date: May-11-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:lots of standard zooms
price paid:
missing
positive:Light, macro setting
negative:Plasticy
comment:Mine had a plastic bayonet that broke. didn’t like this lens.
reviewer#543 date: Feb-27-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Light all around
Fast AF
Cheap Macro
negative:'Plastic feel'
Soft edges
comment:First lens I bought. I commonly used this lens on my film 7, and have tested it thoroughly on my 5D. Fast and accurate AF, and great exposure indoors with 5600.

Quick focus switch allows the user to take up close macros at 1:2! Not bad for a sub $100 lens. Very sharp from F/5.6-F11!
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 3.83
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 3.33
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.10

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