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Review of: Vivitar (Komine 28xxxx) 28mm F2.0 MC Close Focus Wide Angle by mwilky55 on Thu August 13, 2015 | Rating: 10 View more reviews 

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I bought this based upon the reviews here, but had not really used it. I intended to sell it since there seems to be interest, but thought I'd give it a test before actually listing it. I took it out at day's end. I was very impressed with its sharpness and its color rendition. I was especially impressed by the fact that I was shooting some metal objects in bright light and even the ones that were backlit had no purple or green fringing. The one mild disappointment given that this is a pretty wide lens was an apparent fall off in sharpness when shooting landscape scenes. You can probably blame that on a photographer not really accustomed to manual lenses. And fall off, in this case, is relative to the stellar sharpness on near objects. Sorry to the folks who have this lens on their wanted list....I'll be keeping it a little longer.

Review of: Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM by mwilky55 on Sun February 1, 2015 | Rating: 9 View more reviews 

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I should preface this by saying I haven't really spent much time analyzing the performance of this lens. I did, though, research the forum to compare it to the Pentax and Tamron "all in ones." This is the lens I grab when I can only bring one or when I'd rather not traipse around with more expensive glass. For instance, I grab it for hikes in the woods with the family or maybe for a day at the beach. I've been very pleased by its image quality and color rendition. While heavier than my old Pentax 50-200, it also has a good deal more range which means I've been able to sneak some great shots of unsuspecting brothers, nieces and nephews:) and some of our local shorebirds. This lens is very good for what it is and for the purpose it serves. I would certainly recommend it if you need a good, convenient lens for travel or similar reasons.

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