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Latest Review Posted Sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DL Hyperzoom Macro
This was the first lens I bought after the kit lens (18-55) for my K100D. I initially liked the wide range and thought the quality was OK but it didn't take too long to discover all the lens's short comings. The wide end was not quite wide enough (28mm was the standard WA for film but for the APS-C sensor approx 18mm is the correct equivalent). And the images were simply not that sharp. Colors were OK but just not sharp. In short it was a lens I quickly became dissatisfied with and outgrew. I see where this lens still shows up frequently on e-bay for fairly low prices but IMHO it is NOT a hidden gem and newbies or anyone would be well advised to save your dollars for better glass or for the same money better quality buys are found in many of the old manual lenses (for example many of the Sears lenses were made by Ricoh - almost as good as the Pentax lenses from the same era). I wouldn't go so far as to say the lens is garbage but unless someone gave you the lens, with so many other options available there is simply no compelling reason at any price to own it.

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