need advice on Sigma AF 28-200mm F3.8-5.6 UC Asph (for Canon)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Andres, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Andres

    Andres Guest

    seems to be quite rear lens. Google finds only few exotic references.
    Not produced anymore. One of them is for sale and I'd like to find out
    if it is any good for amateur use (as a sole lens for eos 300/rebel
    2000). The used UC is in good condition and costs 57% less than brand
    new Sigma AF 28-200mm F3,5-5,6 CHZ Macro. Which one would you pick and why?

    Andres, Apr 7, 2005
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  2. Andres

    Paul Bielec Guest

    I don't know about this lenses.
    On the other hand, I don't really believe in one all around lens.
    I don't like the extra weight of a long zoom when I don't need it. When
    I shoot wide angle it is mostly landscapes and architecture, in which
    case long zoom is not needed.
    On the other hand, I find 200mm not long enough when I need a longer lens.
    Paul Bielec, Apr 7, 2005
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  3. Andres

    AndresV Guest

    me either. But this is going to be somebody's first zoom lens ever. The
    topic is not "one all-around lens vs several lenses". It is "which one
    of those two 28-200mm lenses"

    AndresV, Apr 8, 2005
  4. At the expense of sounding like a broken record, I would say - I
    wouldn't buy a 28-200mm. I have a Tamron 28-200 on my Maxxum and I am
    looking to replace it with a better performing 35-70mm and a 70-300mm.

    If this is a first time SLR user who insists on buying an all-around
    lens then look at KEH or eBay and buy a used lens. It will save you a
    lot of heartburn later because you wouldn't have spent $$$ on a new

    - Siddhartha
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 8, 2005
  5. Andres

    Paul Bielec Guest

    I agree.
    Paul Bielec, Apr 8, 2005
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