Reviews and Problems with Sigma 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM
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A Terrific lens for wildlife and birds!
Hawkeye, B&H Photo
2 September 2015
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to use on my Nikon D800. It is fabulous and has done well for me. It has one drawback, and that is the weight. I fly a lot in small Cessna's around parks in Africa with safari clients and weight is becoming more and more of an issue with charter airline companies.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens about 8 years ago and use it mainly for nature and wildlife. It's sharp and stays sharp even with the 1.4 Sigma teleconverter. It looses a little bit with the 2.0 Sigma teleconverter but if you're able to shoot at f8 it's pretty darn sharp.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have had this lens for many years. I have used almost every lens in this focal length and this is the one I go to. I have sold my long Canon lenses because I could not see the extra expense when the Sigma does everything I ask of it.
Pros: Bang For Your Bucks, Compact, Consistent Output, Durable, Durable Lens Hood, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Tough Exterior Finish
Excerpt: I wanted a telephoto lens with an f/2.8 capability and planned to extend the range with teleconverters mostly for nature/wildlife photography. I read reviews and watched YouTube videos (not many available due to the newness of this product) and it sounded great.
Excerpt: I used this lens on a wildlife trip to India. It was lighter than the similar Nikon lens and autofocused consistently with the Sigma 2x tele-converter attached (which is not true with my Nikon lens/2X teleconverter). I was very unhappy with the lack of sharpness, though.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Works Well With Sigma 2x
Excerpt: I have been using it for nature shots. Nice clear, sharp photos. Very well made, sturdy lens. Because of the large aperture and quality it is heavy. As a 64 year old female I am still able to use it without a tripod, so it is manageable. Ouse on my Nikon D300.
Excerpt: I shoot from motorsports to high school football and I knew that I was going to have to eventually invest in a 300mm 2.8 to be able to take on more projects but I did not want to go broke making a lens purchase.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction