Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM
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Well made, but a little soft
Hudson Valley Bill, B&H Photo
3 March 2014
Excerpt: I was impressed with the construction of this unit. It was solid, albeit a bit heavy, and operated smoothly. Auto-focus and image stabilization worked well. Image quality was quite sharp from 120mm - 300mm, but then got a bit soft from there out to 400mm. I photograph wildlife, especially eagles, and spend most of my time in the 300 - 400mm neighborhood. I need something sharper in this range. I have run into a few folks who own the Sigma 50 - 500 and love it.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: First of all I will try and keep this review short and sweet as possible without being overly technical. I shoot with a Canon 50D, and 7D. I own two sigma lenses the 17-70 2.8 EX Series as well as the 70-200 2.8 Series and have been extremely happy with them. I wanted a lens with this particular zoom range for shooting sports. The 70-200 wasn't cutting it, and also I wanted to get into wildlife photography as well.
Summary: I have been using this lens regularly and have been very pleased with my photos. I am not a professional but I have been interested in photography since the 80's. This has been my biggest investment in a lens to date and I am very happy I went with the Sigma! I want to mention that I am using a Canon 60D (crop sensor). I love nature photography and this lens has made close ups possible. The limitations are ,of course, light.
Summary: Purchased as a used lens in good condition, but found it to be like new! I wish I had bought this lens sooner as I find it more manageable for me than my previous 150-500mm lens. I have arthritis in my left shoulder which makes it harder for me to use a long lens, but the 120-400 works well. Very sharp lens.
Summary: This lens is heavy like others have said; I used my sisters Nikon 400mm and it's just as heavy, so I would guess pretty much all of the lens of this size will have weight to them. I have only used it one time so far but I can tell it's going to be one of my favorites. It performs great with clear images (thanks to the stabilizer). I would recommend this lens to anyone at any level of photography.
Excerpt: Just returned from Yellowstone and captured incredible pictures with my new Sigma 120-400mm lens. I opted for this lens many times over my 75-200mm lens for pictures of wildlife in the park at winter time. It handled cold temperatures well. I am so anxious to use it especially this summer in outdoor sporting events.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Awesome lens! For Landscape, sports and almost any outdoor photography
9 December 2013
Summary: I love landscape photography and approaching the object is sometimes hard. Love this lens its sharp, speed is not a problem using a tripod. I also bought the 2x Tele converter and opened a lot of new possibilities. Totally recommend both.