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01-25-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Sigma 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 II Macro

hi i recently purchased a sigma 28 - 80 1:3 - 5.6 II Macro wide angle lens off ebay. As it didnt come with a user guide was wondering if anyone on here might have one. as I am new to photography I thought it would be handy to learn about the lens in order to get the most from it if any one could help that would be great.

01-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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I have this lens and like it very much. It's light, fast auto focus and very sharp. I got mine used also, no manual, but it's pretty simple. I set the aperture ring on A and shoot in Av mode. If yours is like mine it has a manual switch for macro. You put the zoom on 80 and flip the switch to macro, it will lock on 80. It's not really macro, but does 1:2 at it close focus which gives some really nice close ups. When you set the switch back to normal make sure the focus is set back towards infinity or the switch will not move.
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It's a nice lens - I have the 28-90 version, and it's one of my favorites as a walkaround. Like bluestringer said, set the lens to 80 & set the switch to macro. If you change your camera to manual focus, the focus ring on the lens will double it's throw. This allows easier fine-tuning focus for those closeups. Have fun!

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