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Latest Review Posted Sigma 28mm F2.8 Mini Wide II
Despite some very serious flaws, there is something about the images produced by this lens that I like. The flaws: While centre sharpness is quite good, the sides and corners are weak - even when stepped down. For this reason, it is not a good choice for landscapes where corner to corner sharpness is crucial. In fact, chances are any images taken with this lens will be rejected by micro stock websites because of this. Chromatic aberration is also quite poor. The Good The focus ring is very pleasant to use, the lens focuses really close and I quite liked the bokeh. I enjoyed using this lens for night-time shots of friends and family where the blurred corners and sides masked the lens' weaknesses. There is also a nice 3D quality to images. I tried a few of these lenses and repaired some too, but ultimately there are better legacy 28mm lenses out there - the Carl Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2.8 is a better choice than this (though about 10x the price). A word of warning to anyone thinking about repairing one of these: the second element from the front 'bubbles' very easily, so the utmost care must be taken when handling it! Finally, I did some comparisons between this and the Sony SEL2870, Canon FD 28mm and Pentax-M 28mm f3.5 a while back: http://www.ashleywootton.com/legacy-28mm-lenses-and-modern-kit-lens-comparison/



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