Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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Not expensive but gives great quality images.
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.
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for SLR Cameras
18 December 2013
Summary: We are amateur photographers so this lens has been more than adequate for us. We have used it only for a short time but have gotten some great shots of remote ruins, wildlife, etc. Great value for the price.
Summary: I found this to be a really wonderful lens for the price. Pros: - Great clarity - Works flawlessly with my Nikon D5100 - Great price Cons: - A little slower motor than Nikon's lenses - A little noisier than Nikon's lenses.
Summary: I'm a newly-formed self-taught photographer who decided to give this lens a try as my first pick with my first professional DSLR, the Nikon D3100 and I can definitely say that within the first week of receiving this lens, I'm truly impressed. This lens is a great value for the price and an excellent start for beginner Nikon DSLR users. For years I've been self-employed in post production, primarily in the field of wedding videography.
Summary: I have used Nikor lenses and I have used other off brand lenses. When purchasing an off brand lens like a Sigma I am worried about: Will the lens interact and function properly with my camera? For the Sigma lens the answer is absolutely yes. Will the glass in the Sigma lens have the clarity I want for crisp photos? Again, the answer is a resounding yes.
Summary: I just bought a Nikon D5100 and the kit leans just didn't have enough reach for me. I really didn't want to pay $300-$500 for a longer lens and I'm glad I didn't have to. This has to be the best bang for the buck lens out there. It takes really sharp images, especially macro. I've read some complaints that you need a tripod to shoot macro otherwise you can't get it focus or get a blurry photo. However, my experience has been different.
Summary: Nikon refused to do an out-of-warranty repair my nikon afs-nikkor 70-300mm lens. They said it was irrepairable ( I think they meant irreparable). They charge a flat rate of $200 for repairs but because it involved a little work they elected to just sent it back to me. What a bunch of sissies. Anyway, since I did not have another $500. to shell out for the same lens I turned to amazon to find a replacement.. I cannot believe I found a Sigma lens for just over $100.