Reviews and Problems with Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
Showing 1-5 of 5
Good lens for the price
1 March 2013
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. Definitely would have been better if it had a focus limiter (which the new version has). Heavy, but that's to be expected from a 2.8 lens, especially a zoom.
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. At that time I was shooing a Canon 40D and got a number of great shots of wildlife using the imaged stabilized Sigma 120-300 F2.8... some hand held and others from a Manfrotto tripod and 393 gimble. I quickly realized the results improved when using the tripod.
Summary: This review is subject to being updated as necessary. I've been using this lens more or less daily for over a month, mainly as a walk-around telephoto and for some wildlife (bird) photography using the Canon EF Extender 2X III (yes, it's compatible), always handheld. Birds, bugs, framed sky-scapes with planes passing by overhead - all these and more are fair targets for this lens.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that, no, this lens isn't as sharp as the Canon 300mm f/2.8, but I'll also say that it doesn't make nearly as big of dent in your wallet plus it offers the versatility of a zoom all in one, large, heavy package. I debated over getting this lens after I realized my Canon 100-400L just wasn't cutting it when it came to separating the subject from the background. This lens fit the budget at the time so I picked up a used copy.
Summary: ..über die technische Spezifika braucht man nicht reden. Auch über die Bildqualität will ich nicht besonders viel verlieren, denn sie macht was sie soll. Nutzbare Bilder ab Offenblende, die mit Blendenschließung immer besser werden, die Bildstabilisierung im Mode 1 macht einen sehr guten Job. Worauf ich hinaus will: Dies ist keine Alltagslinse! Sogar das mit dem Gewicht laß ich mal als Nebenargument gelten, 3kg sind schon ne Ansage. Der wichtige Punkt ist die Größe.