Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro (Canon AF) £149.00 @ Jessops
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Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro (Canon AF) £149.00 @ Jessops

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Found 4th Aug 2009Made hot 4th Aug 2009
Found this while looking for a new lens for my canon. Its no good for me as I already have the Tamron version but i thought this was a great price as the next lowest (camerapricebuster.co.uk) is £251.98.

Product Detail
28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO lens covers all the focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 300mm telephoto with 10.7:1 high zoom ratio as well as macro capability. 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO packs a lot of performance in a compact package with ultra compact dimensions that make this lens the ultimate traveling companion.

Optimised for digital photography
The new multi-layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance through the entire zoom range.

2pcs Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and 4pcs Aspherical Lenses, produce a high level of optical performance
The 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO lens features 2 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements and 4 Aspherical lenses to produce a high level of optical performance. Aspherical lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberration while making a very compact construction possible.

Macro photography with a 1:3 maximum magnification ratio
The 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm at all focal lengths and is equipped with a macro mechanism for close-up photography at 300mm telephoto. This allows for a reproduction ratio of 1:3.

Inner Focus System
This design allows for stability and compactness as changes in focus are made in an internal lens grouping. This also gives the advantage of a non rotating front lens assembly which is of great benefit when using polarizing filters and a petal-type hood.

The "Zoom Lock" device prevents the zoom setting from being changed inadvertently
28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO lens is equipped with a zoom lock to prevent the lens from creeping due to its own weight. This also offers protection whilst the lens is being carried.

Specification:

* Lens Construction: 15 Elements in 13 Groups
* Angle of View: 75.4 - 8.2 degrees
* Number of Diaphragm Blades: 8 Blades
* Minimum Aperture F22
* Minimum Focusing Distance: 50cm
* Maximum Magnification: 1:3
* Filter Size: 62mm
* Dimensions: Diameter 74mm x Length 86mm
* Weight: 490g

55 Comments

Original Poster

Just done a quick check and they have stock in several stores so its not just a 'one off, hard-to-find' deal.

Looks good

Not bad, but I'd save my pennies for the excellent Sigma 18-200mm (or new, much more expensive 18-250mm) with the all important OS.

Nikon mount also available at this price :thumbsup:

Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your pictures will be blurry unless on a summers day.

jezzery;5935226

Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your … Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your pictures will be blurry unless on a summers day.



Any advice to go with this? I have a Nikon. TIA :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I’ve got the 28-300mm Tamron version and it takes great photos even without the best light. Granted it’s not going to be as good as one with IS but for £150 you can't complain or compare.

stradle;5935387

Any advice to go with this? I have a Nikon. TIA :thumbsup:



Use a good tripod.

jezzery;5935226

Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your … Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your pictures will be blurry unless on a summers day.



Or don't take photos when you've been on the lash :whistling:

jezzery;5935226

Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your … Save your money and get a lens that takes good pictures as all your pictures will be blurry unless on a summers day.


Be worthwhile going into jessops and trying it out on the camera first if your not sure, this lens gets ok reviews so I wouldn't think all your pictures would be blurry unless on a summers day lol. :thumbsup:

Depends how you use the lens.

ephotozine.com/art…347

Min F6.3 @ 300mm ? LOL !! err no ta muchly

I would suggest folk check out the reviews on this lens before plumping for this "hotdeal"

I think if you can get your hands on the 18 -200 OS version of this lens, then i would go for it as its only £50 more and its well worth it, but this is second best. I dont think you can find anything quite as good as this out there in another brand tbh.

gizmouk;5936283

Min F6.3 @ 300mm ? LOL !! err no ta muchlyI would suggest folk check … Min F6.3 @ 300mm ? LOL !! err no ta muchlyI would suggest folk check out the reviews on this lens before plumping for this "hotdeal"




Considering most people will be using it outside for something like wildlife photography at the 300mm end then that F6.3 isn't that bad especially for the money AND the flexibility of the range of the lens, granted it's not perfect but hey for the price...

Rich44;5936452

Considering most people will be using it outside for something like … Considering most people will be using it outside for something like wildlife photography at the 300mm end then that F6.3 isn't that bad especially for the money AND the flexibility of the range of the lens, granted it's not perfect but hey for the price...



This would be useless for wildlife photography at the 300mm end

xstrio;5936578

This would be useless for wildlife photography at the 300mm end



Have you used one???

not at all - I had a 70-300 mm lens - f5.6 at the long end - and got on fine, as long as your body supports iso 400 without too much trouble, even on an overcast day you can shoot at 1/500 without issues, leading to nice sharp shots. granted when the light gets low you need a tripod, but even then, 1/20 at a 300mm is fine for wildlife, you just have to practice a bit more.

hot deal. If you've not got a long lens, buy it to have a play, if you then want to upgrade you'll only have lost a tenner on 2nd hand prices. use a tripod, or use the golden rule that shutter speed =
this is the first shot i could find,that i'd taken handheld @ 300mm with a similar lens

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/1533715454_26d9b70479.jpg

it was a rainy day with poor light. iso 1600 on a canon 400d. not perfect, but not terrible either

I have used one of these and its not much cop to be honest. The 300mm is nigh on unusable unless the camera is on a tripod and from about 200mm onwards the IQ deteriorates markedly,

IF you only intend to print 6x4 photos and you can be bothered to do some post processing it is an ok lens but still overpriced IMHO. The sigma 18-200mm OS is a much better lens for £50 more (if you can get hold of one)

Another from flickr with this lens,

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2224062368_c0c0d87690.jpg

esq3585;5936837

Shot here 6.3 at 300mmhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/crossa/2576730407/meta/



:shock: am in awe of that lovely shot. repped for sheer talent. what a lovely pic it is..:thumbsup:

samwants2save;5936877

:shock: am in awe of that lovely shot. repped for sheer talent. what a … :shock: am in awe of that lovely shot. repped for sheer talent. what a lovely pic it is..:thumbsup:



Just shows the lens can perform in the right hands. :thumbsup:
Although I can't take the credit for the owl, just took it off flickr and it was tagged 28-300 sigma.

This is more the kind of pictures I take.

http://i32.tinypic.com/svmbmh.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/zj7x2h.jpg

samwants2save;5936877

:shock: am in awe of that lovely shot. repped for sheer talent. what a … :shock: am in awe of that lovely shot. repped for sheer talent. what a lovely pic it is..:thumbsup:



ORLY?



:whistling:

http://i27.tinypic.com/osg7f4.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/28hg8le.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/30tnomo.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/al4t5j.jpg

joylove;5936960

ORLY?:whistling:



:? ?

samwants2save;5937036

:? ?



ORLY

http://vogons.zetafleet.com/files/orly.jpghttp://www.epicallyfunnypictures.com/FunnyPictures/ORLY/orly128515473836792701.jpg

[SIZE="6"]YA RLY[/SIZE]:prop:

esq3585;5936942

Just shows the lens can perform in the right hands. :thumbsup:Although I … Just shows the lens can perform in the right hands. :thumbsup:Although I can't take the credit for the owl, just took it off flickr and it was tagged 28-300 sigma.This is more the kind of pictures I take.



You took these with this lens???

frakison;5937087

You took these with this lens???



No I took them with canon lenses.

But the owl and butterfly pictures came from flickr users using a sigma lens like the one in the OP's deal.

Would deffo consider the 28-300mm sigma if I didn't already have a lens collection within that range. :thumbsup:

I posted a deal for the 17-70 Sigma @ Jessops the other week but it didn't really get any heat so people missed the fact that:
JESSOPS AND SIGMA SEEM TO HAVE FALLEN OUT, AS SUCH THEIR BRANCHES WILL ONLY STOCK SIGMA AS SPECIAL ORDERS WITH PREFERENCE TO TAMRON. [COLOR="Red"]ALL SIGMA LENSES [/COLOR]SEEM TO BE ROCK BOTTOM, AROUND £60-£100 CHEAPER THAN CHEAPEST WEB DEALER. MY ADVICE GO DOWN TO YOUR NEAREST AND HAVE A LOOK.... LOTSA BARGAINS TO BE HAD, I got 17-70 for £145 (best online was £250 & P&P) I ALSO SAW 18-200 non OS for £145 and 18-200OS for £199!!!!(

esq3585;5937124

No I took them with canon lenses.But the owl and butterfly pictures came … No I took them with canon lenses.But the owl and butterfly pictures came from flickr users using a sigma lens like the one in the OP's deal.



Your pics look great though, what Canon did you use, just out of interest?

frakison;5937162

Your pics look great though, what Canon did you use, just out of interest?



40d with a 70-200L F2.8 Non IS for some and a 100-400 L for others.

frakison;5937155

I posted a deal for the 17-70 Sigma @ Jessops the other week but it … I posted a deal for the 17-70 Sigma @ Jessops the other week but it didn't really get any heat so people missed the fact that:JESSOPS AND SIGMA SEEM TO HAVE FALLEN OUT, AS SUCH THEIR BRANCHES WILL ONLY STOCK SIGMA AS SPECIAL ORDERS WITH PREFERENCE TO TAMRON. [COLOR="Red"]ALL SIGMA LENSES [/COLOR]SEEM TO BE ROCK BOTTOM, AROUND £60-£100 CHEAPER THAN CHEAPEST WEB DEALER. MY ADVICE GO DOWN TO YOUR NEAREST AND HAVE A LOOK.... LOTSA BARGAINS TO BE HAD, I got 17-70 for £145 (best online was £250 & P&P) I ALSO SAW 18-200 non OS for £145 and 18-200OS for £199!!!!(



I spotted that deal , gave you some heat a few mins ago lol. :thumbsup:

In fact just checking the exif data on them, the bike crash was taken with the 70-200 and the birds and squirrel pictures were all done with the 100-400. :thumbsup:

Great free program for viewing exif data on pictures that are on webpages.

opanda.com/en/

Only thing is it can't track exif data from direct flickr pictures for some reason.

esq3585;5937176

40d with a 70-200L F2.8 Non IS for some and a 100-400 L for others.



Thought they looked a bit too good!! I'll just keep repeating to myself "I don't need an L series lens, I don't need an L series lens" :-D

esq3585;5937178

I spotted that deal , gave you some heat a few mins ago lol. :thumbsup:



Thanks for that :-D I wondered why it was back up, I was just going to freak out that somone had reposted my deal and got it hotter!!!!

ive got the sigma 70-300mm APO lens and i'm very pleased with it, although it is soft at 300mm i tend to try not to go to full zoom because of this. i image this lens may be similar.

i've uploaded a few examples of the 70-300mm sigma below:

flickr.com/pho…38/

flickr.com/pho…06/

frakison;5937239

Thought they looked a bit too good!! I'll just keep repeating to myself … Thought they looked a bit too good!! I'll just keep repeating to myself "I don't need an L series lens, I don't need an L series lens" :-D


Rumours are there is a new 70-200 L 2.8 IS (MKII) version coming out soon, so hopefully other older models of the 70-200 will come in at a good price. :thumbsup:


canonrumors.com/200…er/
cameralabs.com/for…0f7
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