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Old 04-02-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default New Macro lens

I was in a local camera shop today just browsing around for lenses when the salesperson showed me a Sigma 28-90 (3.5-5.6) lens. It is labeled as a "mini-zoom macro" lens and I am pretty sure it was intended to be a 35mm lens. However, for the price ($26) I could not pass it up since it is a Canon lens (I have an XTi). For that price it was worth a shot.

I was shopping around for a decent macro lens to start learning with, but I was expecting to spend several hundred dollars on it later this summer or early fall - after my trip back to AK in June.

Will this lens be a decent lens for macro - at least to learn a bit with before getting better glass?

Anyone have experience with this lens or Sigma lenses in general?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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The only sigma lens i would own is the 10-20 mm lens they have out or the Bigma http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/len...49&navigator=3. For a macro with a canon I would explore Canon only . Maybe I'd odd but I really trust the big 2 for lenses that I would use alot that are affordable . BUT I will call around the few friends I have that have gone to the "dark side" of canon and PM you with what I find .
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: New Macro lens

Thanks

I would rather have Canon glass as well. The lens I was looking to get later on was this: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...5&modelid=7400 , which was $600 at the same camera shop.

I know that would be a much better lens, but figured that for $26, I could not get hurt too bad. I have heard good and bad about Sigma lenses, but I understand that you get what you pay for. This lens should let me learn to use the camera for macro shots and then I can move up this fall to better quality glass.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:05 AM   #4
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Update: I have taken several shots with the lens. They turn out OK. It could definately be better. I will try to post a couple of the better shots in a bit.
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Default Re: New Macro lens

I have a 28-90 sigma that I use on one of my film bodies. Does this particular one have the macro lock at 90mm? If so, its the same lens I have and am actually quite happy with it on that particular body. Curious to see some of your shots.
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I have used that 100mm before and it does a nice job.



If your really interested in macro shooting let me know. I have the ultimate set up.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...5&modelid=7325

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...1&modelid=7282

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Is your lens and flash up fpr sell again?
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:57 AM   #8
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Is your lens and flash up fpr sell again?
That macro lens and flash set up might be yes.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:05 AM   #9
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heres a macro pic of my key

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