Reviews and Problems with Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
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Very happy with early returns
vegasjon, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I am by no means an expert -- just a semi-serious shutterbug -- so this is simply an amateur's assessment. I know the lower-end telephoto zooms have limitations, but as far as bang for the buck, this was perfect. After a few days using this lens, I'm very happy with the choice. It feels good and gets along quite well with my Nikon D5300. Autofocus works well and the optical stablization is going to be a big help.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Value Value Value
Excerpt: Before purchasing my 70 to 300 mm lens, I compared your price to the competition and found the Sigma lens to be the deal of a lifetime. I compared the competition lens filter sizes to sigma 62 mm, I feel your lens body gave me more meat to grab on to while in manual focus. The drive motor is a little on the loud side but with my Canon T3i set in AF mode (AL SERVO) the drive motor did not skip a beat staying in focus and capturing wildlife.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a "low end" lens, that positively has all the features I was looking for. I am especially pleased that all my camera's (Nikon d3000) automation is translated to the lens and the stabalization feature was well worth the extra money. <br />I am also thrilled that B&H is still out there and has an up-to-date, and very well organized web presence.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I haven't used this lenses enough to give you a definitive, great lenses or junk lense....but what I can tell you is that it is a very well constructed.<br /> <br />The look and feel of this lenses is very impressive. <br />The focus is very snappy and I'm very happy with the photos I've taken at 70mm or 300mm.<br /> <br />The vibration reduction is a must have with a lenses like this and it doesn't disappoint. It is a huge difference when you turn on and off the vr.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have mixed feelings about this lens. I received a great price because Sigma was running a promotion in January. I wouldn't pay more then full price or over $ for this lens. I have to admit, when your in the 70-135-150mm range the lens is pretty flawless. The quality is nice. However, it seems too soft for my taste. Also, I had issues focusing on subjects at 300mm. The other issue that ticked me off was chromatic aberration around 200-300mm range. Overall..
Excerpt: I am just getting into digital photography so I am a 100% amateur. I purchased this lens in January of 2014 after getting a Cannon T3 as a Christmas present. As many other reviewers have pointed out, yes this lens is heavier than the comparable Cannon model, and the auto focus is also louder; but the cost savings makes it well worth it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens as a cheap temporary replacement for my Nikon 80-400mm. I used it for wildlife photography and shooting pet portraits. I was surprise at the quality of the images. They were surprisingly sharp and without chromatic aberration. The lens focuses quickly and doesn't "search". It was great for small birds at my feeder. The only down side is the motor is noisy. In general I'm very impressed by then lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I bought this lens as a replacement for the Tamron 18-270mm. I was not satisfied with the results on the Tamron and I still needed a longer lens for when I am on vacation.<br />I will be using this for some wildlife and car racing from the stands.<br />The lens is very solid on the build, excellent feel when mounted on my 70D, it is a little noisy but that is fine with me. It locks onto the subject rather quickly.
Pros: Also Works With Ff, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Works On Crop Sensor And