Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Super APO Zoom Lens Reviews
Product Type: Sigma camera lenses
Newest Review: ... make a lens hood. The aperture on this lens is F/4-5.6, which is not particularly fast, and therefore generally I recommend ... more
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Customer Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Super APO Zoom Lens Reviews (3)
by - written on 03/07/10 (Very useful, 19 readings)
The Sigma 70-300mm Super APO DG Lens is a very reasonable zoom lens for the beginner to intermediate photographer. The product comes with a lens hood and case for its price, which makes it very good value, much better than a similar Canon lens for example which costs more, comes on its own, and probably charges you about £20 for the rubbish bit of plastic that it takes to make a lens hood. The aperture on this lens is F/4-5.6, which is not particularly fast, and therefore generally I recommend you either use it when there is a LOT of light (unless you are at its widest end) or on a tripod. What makes this lens great value is the included macro mode (not with ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/07/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
A good value alternative to the Nikon or Canon 70-300 lenses. This lens outperforms the old nikon 70-300 G lens. It does not have vibration reduction/image stabilisation like some of the nikon or canon alternatives, but at the price you can't really complain about that. You just have to make sure you keep the shutter speed up, and have good 'long lens technique' using a tripod, monopod, beanbag etc. It is pretty sharp even wide open, so makes a great cheap lens with reasonable reach. Focuses usefully close too, especially the macro version, so is great for chasing butterlies and dragonflies about. The focus isn't particularly fast, and it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/04/07 (Useful, 321 readings)
The Sigma 70-300mm lens sold as a less expensive alternative to the Cannon EF lenses and retailing at about half the price of its counterpart (When I bought mine). In general it is a solid lens a little on the heavy side and a little sticky with the zoom. Unlike the EF lenses the Sigma's do not have image stabilizers incorporated, hence the lighter cost, so you will have to find other ways of dealing with camera shake (tripods for example). The Sigma also seems to get a little confused with the auto focus and will pull in and out of focus until it gives up, switching to manual focus is not too much of a pain for me, but if you are counting on a good auto focus feature, .. Read the complete review
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