Reviews and Problems with Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
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Still meeting all expectations
Briarcliff Baron, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is a follow up to my previous post. I've used this lens twice now to shoot surfers, with the 2x teleconverter of course. Per my previous post, I've been using a Tamron 200-500 for this sort of action, and I was please with that. The difference, however, in sharpness is dramatic with the Sigma. Color rendition of the water is superb. And as noted in my previous review, the quickness of focus is tops.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Had this for a year or so - a bit surprised at the quality, but not complaining! Used this for a lot of College Football, Softball, and some Wildlife and pleasantly surprised at the Sharpness. I've used a lot with the 1.4 extender and still have VG to Excellent results. The 2.0 Extender is maybe a little softer, but still VG. My only complaint is that the Zoom Ring rotates in the opposite direction from Nikon lenses, so still getting used to that.
Excerpt: I've waited one month before writing this review. I have another long lens (Tamron 200-500) which has been great for outdoor daytime sports. I needed a 2.8 that had reach, particular for indoor concert shots, etc, so purchased this big boy. Yes, it's beastly heavy. I've used mine thus far exclusively on a tripod with a gimbal head ... and would suggest that anyone else do the same. But man oh man did this one ever deliver the goods.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
I am very pleased with the results from the pictures I have taken
Francis Eugene Chua "Sleekmonkey", Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: Just what the several reviews have claimed. I am very pleased with the results from the pictures I have taken. The AutoFocus is fast, images are tact sharp from the whole focal range and from corner to corner, and most of all, the ability to set up the preferred focus limiter by using the optional Programmable USB dock, over-all built quality is Top-notch. Its built like a Tank.
Excerpt: I really wanted to love this lens with its 2.8 aperture, beautiful finish and fantastic zoom range. I thought it would be perfect with the new Canon 7Dmll. But, it just isn't sharp. I tried two different copies, updated the lens firmware with the USB dock, and tried using the camera's micro adjustments. I just couldn't get it to sharpen. The problem was the same on both my Canon 7D and 5Dmlll.
Summary: I shoot high school football and volleyball for our school and Maxpreps. I could get away with my Nikon D4 and Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 for the school and web postings, but Maxpreps requirements are targeted for 8x10 print quality photos only. So I'm looking for a 300-400mm that I can shoot day and night games, of which f2.8 is a requirement. I've had my eye on this lens for a while but didn't care for the reverse zoom and quality of the sigma 70-200mm.
Excerpt: Air show photography is my current speciality. Being a retired Naval Aviator this lens is perfect for this kind of work. The versatility of the 120-300mm zoom feature with a fixed f2.8 lens provides low light capability. The optical stabilization works exceptionally well. This is my first non-Nikon lens in over 40 years of photography and it is an exceptional lens.