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Sigma 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM
8.0 out of 10

Sigma 300mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM

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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens, great bang for the buck!

Nikon Mark, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens and completely reliable

The Astronomy Dude, B&H Photo
5 July 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 8
8.0

J would buy this product again

None, B&H Photo
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used the lens for three soccer matches since I got it and I am so far pleased with the image quality. I like the weight and auto focus tracking.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money

Roheenie, B&H Photo
5 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lacks Contrast, Lacks Resolution, Poor lens hood
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Overall 6
6.0

Consistent Performance Lacks Sharpness

Wildlife traveler, B&H Photo
6 December 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lacks Sharpness
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Overall 10
10

Great pictures

Macrolor, B&H Photo
2 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

The Sleeper Lens of the 300mm f2.8 kind.

Big "O", B&H Photo
24 November 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Qualiry Lens

Rajun Cajun, B&H Photo
24 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I photograph wildlife primarly. The 2.8 F stops really has impproved the clarity of my photos and ability to shoot in liwer light circumstances.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great alternative sports lens

JAK, B&H Photo
14 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Can't compare it to one of nikon's or canon's 300mm f2.8's, but it focuses fast, works well, and is a cheaper alternative to the more expensive options
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

GREAT LENS! SUPER SHARP!

hootowl62, B&H Photo
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: WOW! what a beautiful lens! built like a tank. super sharp. fast focus. manual focus ring has a solid smooth well damped quality feel. the whole lens says quality. i use it for wildlife. i can get down on one knee and hand hold it. works great with the sigma teleconverters. only thing missing is os.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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