Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM
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Jeff Grundman, Amazon
13 October 2013
Summary: I love this beast. It is big. I was surprised by how big, but it has to be to do what it does. It is sharp, has pretty fast auto-focus and is well built. The tripod bracket accepts a standard 1/4-20 tripod mounting screw of course but I was surprised, and very pleased, to discover that it clamps right into an Arca-Swiss style quick release. I assumed I would have to add a mounting plate to fit my other gear but I did not.
Summary: I have read all of the previous reviews about the technical prowess of this lens most good some bad. All I can say is that for me the lens is incredible. It is well made the AF and stabilization is unbelievably quick it - looks great on my Nikon SLR and is the talking point of all my friends, two of whom have gone out and bought the same lens. I would recommend this lens in a heartbeat.
Summary: This lens gives superior zoom, as well as superior light intake. The auto-focus consistently delivers crisp and clear photos even in low light. I am thoroughly pleased with the performance of this lens. It is not so big that it requires a monopod, but I am thinking of going that route with it anyway. My hands are not quite as steady as they used to be. I still get nice focused photos even in evening or twilight settings despite my old shaky arms.
Summary: This Sigma lens meets or exceeds my expectations. Images are sharp at all zoom settings and the focus is true. Works well with the Sigma 2x teleconverter. focus is critical and sharp without the teleconverter, requires a bit of hand focusing with the converter. Highly recommend I use it with the NEX 7 camera and the Sony converter.
Summary: I love sports car racing and have been taking amateur photos with a standard 70-200mm Nikon zoom. I purchased the Sigma 120-400mm to get the shots I have always wanted to but could not get. Took it to Road Atlanta for the HRS races and got shots and angles that I would never believe possible. It's size is just right. Not too heavy but would recommend a monopod. Took me some time to get my camera settings to work with pan shots. But on day two I figured it out.
Summary: I've been extremely happy with this lens! I'm an amateur photographer and an avid birder. The rapid auto focus is great, and the optical stabilization makes hand holding the camera possible - a must for many birding settings. If I used manual focus much, I might complain about where the focus dial is. It's so close to the body that when hand holding the weight balance is awkward if not unusable, but with a tripod/monopod its fine. Again, extremely pleased with this lens.
Summary: I've only owned my Sigma lens for about a month and am very pleased with its outstanding performance. It focuses fast and quiet, produces sharp and clear images at mostly all focal lengths. Some minor softness is noticeable at 400 but certainly nothing which interferes with the image at that extended range. This is a fantastic lens for the price. I use a Canon 60D Camera with a Canon 24-105 L Series as my standard lens.