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Sigma APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG /HSM

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Overall 10

I would recommend this lens for sports and nature photography

jlaumakis, Ebay
3 January 2014
  • Summary: I have been involved in photography for almost 40 years. This lens was in perfect condition at a great price on ebay. I love it, with a teleconverter and my Nikon D7000 this lens becomes a 900mm. Perfect for photographing Birds, especially Eagles in my Area. I have a 400mm Nikon Lens and this Sigma is just as sharp, quick focus and very easy to use.
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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO review by Pike40

Pike40, slrgear.com
14 December 2013
  • Summary: This lens just does not get enough respect. I have waffled between this lens and a canon 300 2.8 v1. Finally decided to give this a go because of the used price. Initially had about the same results as the SLRgear review which is ok but not in the Canon league. but after I adjusted the MFA the center sharpness is outstanding now. Took a +20 MFA but wow what a difference. I wonder if the SLRgear review made a similar adjustment.
  • Pros: Sharp, Lightweight for a 2.8 lens, good AF
  • Cons: No IS, a little soft in the corners
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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO review by gary1952

gary1952, slrgear.com
28 September 2013
  • Summary: I own this lens in the Pentax mount and used it for about two years. I then moved to Canon and bought the 300 IS and now the Caono 300 II lens. First I am comparing against the Canon lenses. The Canon 300 II has no equal IMO. Rarely use the Sigma lens now. It is a good lens. Without a T.C. it is very good. I get nice fairly sharp shots. And with minimum sharpening it is definitely usable. To get professional quality photos. I totally disagree with the other reviewer.
  • Pros: Small, compact, easy to use, fairly sharp
  • Cons: No extras what so ever. Mine is for Pentax and screw AF
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Overall 10

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

H. van Campen "Doc Holliday37", Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: A little over a month ago I bought a Sigma 300 mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO telephoto lens for my 7D Canon camera at Amazon.com. When I received the parcel the first thing I noticed was that the vulnerable lens was rapped in three (3!) carton boxes one-over-the-other to protect it successfully during shipment!
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Overall 10


J. Estrada, Amazon
7 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens primarily for sports photography and in no way has it disappointed. I had been using my Canon 100-400 but it was jus too slow, though I like the reach it afforded me for times when the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 just wasn't long enough. So I took a shot on this beauty since it was much more affordable than the Canon equivalent and haven't regretted it for a second.
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Overall 8

One of the best 300 mm F2.8 Prime Lenses for the money

salty dawg, Amazon
13 September 2012
  • Summary: I have had this lens (in Canon) for over 10 years and it still works flawlessly - I can honestly say this lens performs with the best in class at any price including Canon - the only Cons are it's BIG AND HEAVY - due to it's size it's AF motor is not as fast as a smaller lens - also no external filter avail to fit the huge lens - it uses smaller internal filters - the Lens Hood w/rubber tip doubles as a shock-bump protector for the lens and is well forward of the Main...
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Overall 10

Better than you can imagine!

sandmark_media, Ebay
10 February 2012
  • Summary: Using Nikon gear almost exclusively, I worried about the optics of the Sigma. It didn't take long before I was very pleasantly surprised. The lens has super fast focus, super quiet motor (which will help with wildlife photos) and is compact. I can carry this lens in a Domke shoulder bag with camera and hood attached. I've also shot the Nikon 300 2.8 AF-D and I honestly can't tell you which one would focus quicker. I really like the 'compact-ability' of this lens.
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Overall 10

Great Lens!

Conifer1, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • Summary: The lens is one of the few telephotos for Pentax. It is a beautiful "big" lens that is great for wildlife.
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Overall 10

nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens

graybeard38, Ebay
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Excellent lens, the macro effects are outstanding, this is what I was looking for in a micro lens. I prefer to use MF on macro photography as it gives me more control of the background.
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Overall 2

sigma 300mm f 2.8

Gary Wray Kinard "Thailand", Amazon
29 April 2010
  • Summary: I have bought a copy of this lens for a pentax k-20 and k-7. It is the worst lens i have in my collection. The international warrenty is completly useless. Do not travel and buy this lens. I have had it for three months and it is a good paper weight. I have tried to get international warrenty on the lens and no one in asia services the lens or does not have the equipment to work on it. The autofocus is so far out it is worthless.
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