Reviews and Problems with Sigma AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DL Macro
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Amazing Focal Length and Super Macro!
TMP "Treasured Memories", Amazon
13 June 2012
Summary: I originally purchased this lens for my Nikon N80 SLR, then used it on Canon EOS Elan model and Nikon D70s. Works magnificently for all these cameras. Amazing clear and crisp images, I really love the focal length. I have used it a lot in the zoo, scenery, monuments and sports photography. I recently purchased a Nikon D5100 and noticed the AF doesn't work with it.
Summary: I purchased this lens to use with my pentax k-r. So far it has exceeded my expectations. I like the fact that I can switch between normal and macro shots. It takes great closeup portraits that are very clear. This is a great addition to my 50-200 and 18-55 mm lenses. Somehow I think I will be using this lens much more.
Summary: I'm a (new) military photojournalist, and I shoot for a hobby, too. I tend to stick with the budget accessories so I can still afford groceries. I bought this lens used, with two filters, for $120. I needed a telephoto lens that would be good for shooting aircraft in flight and stuff like that, mostly outdoors. For what I paid, this lens is great. Yes, it's far inferior to the stuff my office supplies us with, but so is the price.
Summary: Just began taking pictures with my Minolta Maxxum 5, which came with a lens up to 90mm. That was great but I wanted more. Since I like taking nature pictures, and portraits, I needed a macro lens. This one fit the bill. I highly recommend it to anyone. With the lens that came with the camera, and this Sigma lens, I will be set for a long time. It is also very easy to use in both Automatic Focus or Manual, and it's not heavy or cumbersome to carry. Great buy!!!
Summary: This lens was an upgrade from my old Sigma 75-300 zoom, which was fine in it's time but just plain worn out. For those who aren't familiar with the Minolta Maxxum series, be aware that this lens has a pretty slow auto focus, but that is a limitation of the body and not the lens and it is still usable. You'll get more satisfaction from going manual focus. I love this lens.
Summary: I own two Nikon N80 bodies. I used to own Nikon lenses only. Then I had trouble with the Nikon zoom and traded it in for a Sigma. Funny thing - the Sigma focused more clearly and easily than Nikon's own lens! I also own a Tamrom 1.4 teleconverter which did not work at all with the Nikon lens - but it works beautifully with this Sigma lens. I recently got some wonderful closeups of butterflies using the teleconverter with this lens - hand-held!
A Great Lens for Sports, Close-Ups or Girl Watching
11 May 2001
Summary: As a telephoto zoom, this lens is very versatile. Its a fine (100-135mm) portrait lens. Its great for sports or animal photography (135-300mm). With the macro feature, its wonderful for taking photos of flowers and nature. And with its long telephoto capability, it makes a cool girl watching lens. For capturing the mood of summer or of being on vacation, nothing says it better than a pretty girl photographed in the location in local attire.
Summary: The zoom range and macro mode make it a very useful all-around tele-photo lens. I have taken some very sharp macro shots and have had no problem with vignetting. My interest is urban wildlife and this lens can cover just about all my needs. Its range and macro mode make it the lens I keep on my camera. I use a manual SLR and have not had a chance to test the auto-focus.
Excerpt: При смене камеры, остро встал вопрос о приобретении более менее универсального объектива. Прочитал случайно про этот объектив обзор http://prometej-photo.ru/publ/article/sigma_af_70_300_os/1-1-0-11 Понравилось и то, что обкатывался объектив в связке с Canon 6DВыписал с доставкой. В наш маленький городок, такой специфичный товар завозят редко (вполне вероятно, что я единственный, у кого такой есть). Качеством доволен. Выглядит устрашающе (народ шарахается).
Pros: качество изготовления, стабилизатор, размер. Цена.
Cons: иногда подтормаживает при зуммировании Автофокус слышен. Он "вжикает"., Может отвернуться защитный фильтр.