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Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM

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Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Review

digitalslrphoto.com
28 March 2011
  • Conclusion: While no lens of this power is going to be compact, the Sigma is as light and short as you could reasonably expect. Like any long, weighty telephoto, ideally you would always combine this lens with the stability of a support. This isn’t always practical, though, particularly when shooting wildlife. Thankfully, due to the effectiveness of the OS technology, this is a lens you can confidently use handheld at two or three stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
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REVIEW: Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM

photodo
5 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this 3.3x super-telephoto zoom from Sigma with optical stabilisation.
  • Pros: Priced well, Good build quality, Optical Stabilisation, Silent focusing with full-time manual override
  • Cons: Prone to flare when used without the supplied lens hood, Loose zoom mechanism suffers with zoom creep, Hunts for focus in low light conditions
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
11 March 2011
  • Summary: Being priced at £675, this lens represents a good value choice for those looking for a super-telephoto lens, without the extortionate price tag associated with some camera manufacturer's own lenses in this range. For it's price, it has excellent build quality and a good range of useful features, such as Optical Stabilisation and silent focusing, but some aspects of handling could still be improved, like the looseness of the zoom mechanism.
  • Pros: Priced well, Good build quality, Optical Stabilisation, Silent focusing with full-time manual override
  • Cons: Prone to flare when used without the supplied lens hood, Loose zoom mechanism suffers with zoom creep, Hunts for focus in low light conditions
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM OS - Full Format Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
22 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM OS is a consumer grade tele zoom lens with a relatively decent albeit not spectacular performance. The resolution figures are generally fine in the image center whereas the borders/corners are just soso in the lower part of the zoom range. That said the border/corner performance is, of course, not overly relevant for such a lens so you may forgive this weakness.
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120-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM

LensTip.com
20 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2008-06-16 on Optyczne.pl Lenses whose focal lengths start at around 100 mm and end at 400 mm are interesting proposals for many advanced photographers. While instruments of 70-300 class, by virtue of their affordable price and still acceptable dimensions, are often chosen by beginning amateurs as a supplement of the kit lens, are an appliance whose focal length ends at 400 mm, are a totally different caliber.
  • Cons: too weak image quality at 400 mm,, large weight and dimensions compared to the competition,, bad work against bright light,, mediocre accuracy of the focusing mechanism.
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Overall 9
8.8
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.8
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens

PhotoReview
1 August 2008
  • Summary: A competitively-priced, optically-stabilised long-zoom lens for DSLR cameras with 'full-frame' or 'APS-C' sized image sensors.A close cousin to the APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens, which has also been reviewed on the Photo Review website, Sigma's APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM lens can be used on both 'full frame' and 'APS-C-sized' DLSR cameras as well as traditional 35mm SLRs.
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