Reviews and Problems with Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II
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Sigma 75-300mm: Canon EOS
7 February 2011
Summary: Contrary to eBay's auto-title, this lens is for CANON EOS (EF Mount lens), Tested with Canon EOS5q 35mm. The lens mechanically is a push/pull zoom system, love it or hate it, Sigma have done an OK job with this one. The mechanism is a little stiff which can make fine grained adjustments a chore. However this does prevent (in my model at least) the zoom creep found in many push/pull lenses.
Summary: I have absolutely fallen in love with this lens. It's a manual so you can fine tune you shots perfectly. The lens can really get a good shot from a distance. Taken a few distance building shots and WOW - they look great.
Summary: I like this lens I got a great deal on it and it does everything I want/need it to do. It is a cost effective 70-300 mm zoom lens with some basic macro capabilities. only issue I have had with it is it takes a while to wait for auto focus but most of the time I am using manual
Summary: I love this lens. I am using it with my Nikon D40. Very fast auto focus that does not drain battery. A great deal considering the cost of other lenses less than 300mm. I occasionally use with a doubler, auto focus doesn't work with the doubler, but this is a limitation of the doubler due to the f/4-5.6. With the doubler I have taken great pictures of wildlife and the moon.
Summary: Lens not too big,no abberations on color,takes 58mm filter.The macro switch is a littie fussy,but when you get onto it it's no problem.Lens is easy to twist zoom,which works smoothly,accurate focus,metal mount,good rubber hand holds.All in all,a good Sigma lens.Sigma service is excellent in or out of warrenty.A bargain for the money.
Summary: When all else fails, read the directions. This was my first additional zoom lens & I had gotten used to the twist-zoom feature that came with my Nikon camera. I thought this lens was broken until I decided to read the directions & discovered it has a push-pull-zoom feature. It works OK, but it's much easier & quicker to twist to the right spot with one hand than to have to move the camera & use both hands to get where you want.