Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro HF A-mount lens review by thegoodhuman

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: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
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!

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania