Reviews and Problems with Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
Showing 1-10 of 30
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: 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: 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.
Summary: I was looking for a relatively high magnification telephoto lens for a birding trip to Florida with a Photography Club. The leader and another member had the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8, another member had the Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3, another had the Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3, another had a Canon 100-400mm...
Summary: The long and the short of it is is that it is a remarkable piece of glass given the price point - very sharp at the center and very contrasty. I wrote an in depth review at the Nature, Wildlife and Pet Photography Forum ([...]).
Summary: What a great lens! I shoot only Canon L lenses. This is now my exception. Used on a 1.6x body, makes an incredibly versatile sports lens. Just as sharp or sharper than my 70-200 2.8 L. Highly recommended. Sells for 3K new. Bought on Ebay for around 1700 USD.
Summary: After few months of debating, I finally decided to pull the trigger and buy this lens. I picked up a used one (non DG version). Based on reviews and the fact this lens covers such a great range I thought this could be a perfect choice.
Summary: I am a NIKON user and there was no NIKON lens with the features I wanted that covered this range. I have a NIKON 400 f/2.8 that is VERY heavy. I have a NIKON 18-200 that is not a very fast lens. Nikon does make a 80-400 but it is a fairly slow lens and cannot reasonably take a tele-extender.
Summary: Have owned this lens in Canon fitting for 6 weeks now. Image quality is excellent, the image stabilization works really well and the build quality is very good. Comes with a 3 year Sigma warranty which is reassuring.
Summary: I have been using a Canon 70 - 200mm f2.8 lens with a x2 Canon converter and that was really good but not quite long enough for my natural history photography and I bought this lens as the Canon equivalent is much more expensive.