Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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Good lens for the price
Nicholas, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: This lens produces pretty good results when adapted to the pentax q7 and works fairly well for astrophotography and macro work. Because I can only use it as a manual lens the focus noise and speed that other users have commented on are irrelevant. All in all a pretty good lens.
Excerpt: Great lens if using outdoors. Indoors I was unable to adjust the camera enough to ensure a stable shot. If there was better lighting than that would be a different story. I would recommend using a tripod or mono-pod when fully zoomed out. I would still recommend this lens to people. But without an image stabilizer make sure you adjust settings accordingly.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Contrast
Summary: I am using this Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG lens on a Pentax K100D. Its a solid feeling lens with a good autofocus, good range, and sharp focus. The colors are a little unsaturated but you are able to fix on photoshop. It has that micro grainy feel to the moving of the zoom that is similar to my other Sigma lens. On a sunny day its a good walk around lens, and distant portraits. The bokeh is like a gaussian blur.
Summary: I love this thing. Seriously it's quickly become my go to lens for just about everything. With this and a 50mm Prime you don't really need much more for normal shooting. I've taken some really fantastic photos with it, ranging from extreme closeups on flowers to 8 mile distant skyline photos (I actually measured the distance in Google Earth). I have recommended this lens to other friends both in the Canon and Nikon families.
Summary: I like sigma. Really wanted to love this lens. For the price, it's decent. Got a few good shots of the moon with it. But I expected too much from it (my fault!). It's pretty much useless without a tripod. Even in bright light with high shutter speeds, I couldn't get a crisp handheld image above 100mm. A monopod helped, but really only the tripod gave me usable images. The macro works, but again it's pretty useless without a tripod.
Summary: Received the lens in better condition then I expected. The lens was clear & clean. I wanted one of these lenses when I was using my Minolta, but could'n afford it. The lens runs smooth & the auto focus works fine. It fits on my Sony A55 perfectly.
Summary: Pros: Reasonably priced. Beautiful macro feature. The macro feature makes this lens. One of the macro photos taken with this is a centerpiece on the cover of one of my photo albums. Cons: This is, hands down, my least used lens. Without a tripod your full-zoom photos are very soft. No VC in this lens, and that is why it is so inexpensive. I own a Canon 55-250mm lens and it out performs this lens in every way.
JoanieH "Running in circles, screaming and sh..., Amazon
4 January 2014
Summary: I am not easy to please when it comes to quality. I spent most of my career as a test/quality engineer in aerospace and capital equipment manufacturing and I can spot lemons from a mile away. This lens, however, does what it is supposed to do, and while the motor for the autofocus is a bit loud, at least mine is not so loud that I would hesitate to use it at a wedding or other event.
Summary: I bought this lens as a starter lens for my Canon T3i. I am not a pro or even semi-pro. The T3i is my first SLR camera. But I love to do close ups of bugs and other small animals and this lens with the macro capability (and no it is not "true" macro) at far distances is amazing for what I use it for. I am not a steady handed person but I still get great shots with this lens.