28-80mm vs. 28-90mm, any help with this one?

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    I just bought a couple of Sigma lenses online. One was advertised as 28-80mm, but when it arrived it was 28-90mm. What gives? Does anybody know why this is? Is it something I am missing? The other lenses was advertised as 70-300mm and it was just that. I've searched a few online sites for lenses about this but only see the 28-80 ads, no 28-90. Thanks to all who respond.
     
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    Be happy that you got a free 10mm bonus. I dont know but as long as the lens isnt much slower f-stop wise than its fine
     
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    Well, that goes without saying, but does it affect the lens in any way? Does that mean that it is not truly what it says it is?
     
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    If it works well, does it really matter? The only effect would be a slightly longer reach. Unless the minimum aperture is vastly different than advertised, then it may not work the way you wanted.

    There were several versions of this lens apparently. A f/3.5-4.5 and a f/3.5-5.6. At least one had a macro mode, maybe both.

    I suspect the current 28-80 replaced the lens that you got. It probably was nothing more sinister than a typo in the ad.
     
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    Jim, thanks for the reply. I too noticed there were a couple of models of this lens. The one I got was the f/3.5-5.6 and it is macro. I just wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with the lens that I got.
     

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