Sigma AF Zoom 28-80mm f / 3.5-5.6 II Aspherical Macro

(7 customer reviews)

This camera glass has a focal range of 28-80mm, making it a versatile photographic lens for a variety of shooting situations. It has aspherical lens elements, which help to reduce distortion and improve image quality. The lens coating helps to reduce glare and improve contrast, resulting in sharper photos. The build quality is good, making it a durable option for photographers. The aperture ranges from f/3.5 to f/5.6, which is sufficient for most shooting situations. The resolution is decent, and the bokeh (the quality of the out-of-focus areas in a photo) is acceptable. This lens is available in different mounts, making it compatible with various camera brands. There are alternatives available in the market, but this lens offers good value for money. It can be used in autofocus or manual focus mode, giving photographers more control over their shots. This lens was manufactured some time ago, but it is still a good option for those looking for an affordable zoom lens with macro capabilities.

The Sigma 28-80mm lens is a pocket-friendly, lightweight, and sturdy option for amateur photographers looking for a good all-around lens. It’s a great substitute carry-on lens for those who want to travel light, without compromising on quality. The lens produces sharp images, and the colors are vibrant and better than some modern lenses.

The lens is quite affordable compared to Sony or Nikkor lenses, making it a great option for budget-conscious photographers. It’s also an aspherical macro lens, which enables photographers to take close-up shots with excellent details and sharpness.

This lens has a few limitations that one should be aware of. The autofocus motor is a bit noisy and slower when compared to modern lenses. The bokeh effect might not be as smooth as it should be, especially when shooting wide open. Another downside is that the lens is not compatible with some camera models, so it’s essential to check the compatibility before purchasing.

Overall, the Sigma AF Zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II Aspherical Macro camera lens is a good all-around lens for amateur photographers looking for a budget-friendly yet good quality lens. It’s perfect for travel, producing sharp images with vibrant colors, and capable of capturing close-up shots. However, it does come with some limitations, like a slower autofocus motor and compatibility issues with some camera models. Despite that, it’s still a recommended lens and a perfect addition to anyone’s collection, especially those who appreciate vintage lenses.

Optical design

Has 8 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result. Thanks to the macro capabilities this lens can make tiny things look big.

Physical characteristics

Weights 255 grams so consider putting to your camera bag. 55 mm lens filter diameter, commonly filter size, you have plenty of possibilities. 69 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.

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7 reviews for Sigma AF Zoom 28-80mm f / 3.5-5.6 II Aspherical Macro


    6 user rated as 4.86/5


    3 user rated as 4.27/5

  3. Mar 03, 2011

    Sleeper that is too often overlooked! This lens is definitely above average!

    ·1:2(half life size) macro mode
    ·useful focal range
    ·decent image quality
    ·accurate color reproduction
    ·easy to use
    ·Pretty accurate AF for price point and consumer lens

    ·A tad lacking in contrast, but easily fixed in post with no ill after effects
    ·cheaper build quality, but still decent
    ·CA/PF can be an issue under certain conditions, but nothing that can not be corrected in post easily
    ·slow and louder AF, but not too noisy

    I love this lens, lol! Extremely lightweight! IQ is phenomenal for the type of lens and price point! Sharpness is quite decent as is overall IQ. I shot everything from macros to portraits to even a wedding due to a lens malfunction and it handled them all very well! Add on a 25mm extension tube and the macro becomes much much better! The highlight of this lens is its macro mode being a true 1:2 macro! Cheapest way to get into the wonderful world of macros. Makes a decent product photography lens as well!

  4. Aug 28, 2022

    Sigma 28-80mm Older model sigma but works just fine on both my Canon T5 and T7 has a macro setting switch when you are 80mm works ok will try it with extension tubes and close up filters see how that works. I like it was a good price and shipping was fast

  5. Jul 07, 2020

    This lens is like brand new! Mint condition works perfect never thought I would find this 28-80 again. Purchased for my old Nikon N80 and also works on my newer dslr’s

  6. Jul 10, 2009

    Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Macro for Nikon AF-D Although this lens is no longer in production it is quite useful as a `walk around lens’ for any Nikon AF camera (except those requiring motorized lenses).

    It uses Ø55mm filters, among the lowest price category that you can find.

    The macro function is useful but for really close work a set of Ø55mm close up lenses is necessary.

    For a few years Sigma also made this lens for Ritz/Wolf Camera stores who sold it as their private label Quantaray brand.

  7. Nov 22, 2010

    Perfect substitute carry-on lens The Sigma 28-80mm (Minolta mt) is one of my favorites. It is handy- truly a carry-on lens. It’s all around, and available for the roughest settings and conditions. One does not need to worry about the quality of images because it shoots sharply (within known technical limits as amateur photogs should be aware of :P). It produces better colors than modern equivalents (Sony or Nikkors), and most importantly, it’s way cheaper. All this qualities make it a recommended lens and a perfect addition to anyone’s collection.

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