Reviews and Problems with Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO review by eguan88
25 March 2015
Summary: I was able to pick up cheap from a friend of mine, very sharp very happy with the use of it, and I've done some research about this lens. This lens has the same optic and MTF curve as the newer Sport version, it's a bargain performer consider what I have paid for.
Pros: versatile zoom, good optic, come with stablizer
Look for bargins now that the Sport version is out.
22 October 2013
Summary: I picked mine up from Adorama new for $2500 after the sport version came out, they are basically giving it away. The Sport and EX versions are almost identical. The only difference is that the Sport can dock to a USB to customize some of the AF settings and slightly better weather sealing if you...
Summary: The lens I rented was twice as fast as the one I received. The HSM seems like it lacks the power it needs to lock on to a target. I plan on returning this lens. The Auto Focus is very weak and I have to manual manipulate the focal ring to get any kind of clarity.
Summary: This is a real gem of a lens. Very fast (f2.8 through the entire zoom range), allowing the capture of quality images in lower light situations than smaller aperture zooms. Reaching all the way to 300mm provides the photographer with an excellent tool for sports as well as capturing candid people...
Summary: Works well for what I paid for it. Not the fastest focus and fails at times to focus at all when tracking bird in flight. Sharp enough, even with a Canon 2x II extender it was equal to (or in many cases better than) the Sigma 50-500 OS.
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 AF APO EX DG OS HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLRs
John Nienhuis, Amazon
27 November 2012
Summary: Heavy and big, which would be expected for a fast zoom like this one is (I believe this one weighs over 7lbs.). Heavier than the Canon 300mm 2.8 lens. The lens that I purchased is soft when used at distances beyond 60 feet and opened at 4.0 or faster.
Summary: I wanted this lens for its range and its wide bright aperture. It is sharp. Not as sharp as its OS replacement but the price used was irresistible. The motor is not as fast as I wanted it to be. My Sigma 50-500 was faster motorwise but not by much. It runs silent. The lens' feel is solid.
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO review by sonylover1
8 August 2012
Summary: Bought this lens after long consideration and after testing a used non OS version. Very pleasent surprise after testing on birds and wildlife. Have a supersharp Canon 100-400 but need more reach and better F plus full AF which is imposible witch Canon and a TC (unless you go for 1D).
Pros: Sharp wide open, super sharp from 6.3. Takes TC with full AF. 2x very good from f9. OS
Cons: Heavy. Inconsistent AF wich requires micradjustment. Contrast a bit weak.
Summary: Bought this for long-range action work (weddings, sports, etc). The quality is just OK. There is a lot of CA and fringing especially in the corners. Not super sharp. Requires a tripod to really be used effectively.
Summary: I purchased the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 imaged stabalized lines a year ago and a month later in July 2011 my wife and two of our friends ended up in Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole. It was a dream trip.