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Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG /HSM

This telephoto zoom lens provides a large F4 aperture at all foc Read more

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Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG HSM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
26 March 2008
  • Summary: All-in-all, Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM is an excellent lens. Combination of constant (moderately fast) aperture, excellent build and image quality and affordable (for a telephoto zoom lens) price allowed Sigma to create a very attractive package that should be quite popular among photographers.
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REVIEW: Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG

photodo
26 January 2008
  • Conclusion: As a step up from the run of the mill >300mm zooms this lens is certainly worth considering. The constant aperture and faster, quieter autofocusing make all the difference, ably helped by a constant length and internal focus mechanism to make handling a joy. Four SLD glass elements in the construction help to make a nice improvement to the output quality too.
  • Pros: Constant aperture and length, Fast, silent autofocus, Good contrast and resolution
  • Cons: Bigger size and weight than the lower group, Some CA around the edges at the long end.
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REVIEW: Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM

photodo
26 January 2008
  • Conclusion: This unusual lens is an excellent performer overall. It is capable of producing images with great clarity and the build quality is good enough to take a fair bit of use and abuse.
  • Pros: Good resolution throughout zoom range, Quick focusing, Good build quality
  • Cons: Loss of contrast when shooting into the light, 82mm filter size
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM

ePHOTOzine
8 May 2010
  • Summary: This unusual lens is an excellent performer overall. It is capable of producing images with great clarity and the build quality is good enough to take a fair bit of use and abuse.
  • Pros: Good resolution throughout zoom range, Quick focusing, Good build quality
  • Cons: Loss of contrast when shooting into the light, 82mm filter size
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM APO (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
27 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM APO is one of the most impressive Sigma lenses tested to date. It is able to deliver a near-flawless performance with great resolution figures, low vignetting, low distortions, low CAs and a very decent bokeh (albeit slightly underdeveloped regarding the moderate max. aperture unless your main subject is fairly close). It works reasonably well with the Sigma AF 1.4x DG EX converter but there's no free lunch here for obvious reasons.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4 EX HSM APO - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
21 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 100-300mm f/4 EX HSM is the most impressive Sigma zoom lens tested to date. It is capable to deliver a near flawless performance with great resolution figures, low vignetting, low distortions, low CAs and as a nice whipped cream on top the build quality feels just right. It also mates pretty well with the Canon EF 1.4x II converter at costs of relatively high CAs and a somewhat lower but still high resolution. All in all ... highly recommended!
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100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM

LensTip.com
27 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 is one of the best verifocal lenses that we tested. Looking at the Pros and Cons comparison you can say only one thing - it is equipment worth recommending!
  • Cons: visible front focusing, average picture quality at the edges of frame at 300 mm focal length
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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM

ePHOTOzine
27 July 2006
  • Summary: As a step up from the run of the mill >300mm zooms this lens is certainly worth considering. The constant aperture and faster, quieter autofocusing make all the difference, ably helped by a constant length and internal focus mechanism to make handling a joy. Four SLD glass elements in the construction help to make a nice improvement to the output quality too.
  • Pros: Constant aperture and length, Fast, silent autofocus, Good contrast and resolution
  • Cons: Bigger size and weight than the lower group, Some CA around the edges at the long end.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
18 December 2006
  • Summary: Sigma 100-300 f/4 to jeden z najbardziej udanych obiektywów zmiennoogniskowych, który pojawił się w naszych testach. Samo porównanie ilości wad i zalet oraz ich wagi, pokazuje że to podsumowanie można zakończyć jednym zdaniem. Sprzęt godny polecenia!
  • Pros: świetna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru w całym zakresie przysłon i ogniskowych,, świetna jakość obrazu na brzegu dla ogniskowych 100-200 mm,, znikoma aberracja chromatyczna dla 100 mm,, bardzo mała dystorsja,, doskonała korekcja komy,, bardzo mały astygmatyzm,, brak problemów z winietowaniem,, dobra praca pod ostre światło,, cichy i szybki autofokus,, solidna obudowa,, bogate wyposażenie (w zestawie praktyczny futerał, osłona przeciwsłoneczna, wbudowany łącznik statywo...
  • Cons: wyraźny front-fokus, przeciętna jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru dla ogniskowej 300 mm.
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