ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
ehowton
ehowton

Sigma Mini-Wide II 28mm f/2.8





The "SL" in my Rebel SL1 stands for, "super lightweight" and it certainly is that. Even the 18-55mm zoom lens is like catching a trick of light in my hand. The SL1 is six full ounces lighter than my Canon G1X point & shoot. I'm fascinated at how tiny and light that DSLR is every time I pick it up.

You know what's NOT light? The legacy Sigma Mini-Wide II 2.8mm f/2.8 manual focus lens. Since none of my Minolta lenses can be adapted to my new DSLR I picked up this DENSE METAL AND GLASS lens at Moler's Camera in Wichita for $30. Utilizing a $5 metal Pentax K to EOS mounting adapter, the lens fits remarkably well and is able to focus to infinity. But its heavy as shit on my camera.

Regardless, I like its feel. Its solid, and smooth. It focuses nicely. My 40mm EF and 24mm EF-S lenses are almost non-existent comparatively. Its a good feel in one's mitts, and a great lens. I can't wait to play with it under different lighting and using its range of aperture.









Tags: camera
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments