Excerpt: Okay, fyi, I am college student who is not willing to spend more than $500 for single lens. (Although i want to, its just difficult to spend that kind of money on single lens.)But, this lens literally fits perfect on my budget and do the great job as it suppose to.
Pros: Budget, Durable, Good Color Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Value
Summary: This is an awesome replacement for the Pentax 55-300. I owned a DA-L 55-300 that was sent off to pentax for a $225 repair. $225 later and I WOULD'VE been the proud owner of a used DA-L or better still I can buy a brand new Sigma 70-300 and perhaps get a little more usage and life.
Excerpt: I bought this lens and tested it right away, knowing after reading reviews that it might not be the sharpest lens on the market. However, for the price I was pleasantly surprised! Everything I had read is true - auto focus is a little slow, not the best in low light, etc.
Summary: Great Lens for the Money! optically this lens has a very nice sweet spot on aps-c/DX format camera(make sure its the APO MACRO VERSION(redline) i mounted this lens to a Nikon D5100- great images till about 200mm (350mm on a DX Body) if your lighting is good then this lens rocks..
Summary: Now that I've had this lens for awhile, I can write an objective review. All in all, it's a terrific lens and I bought it at a good price. Focus and clarity are excellent, producing so quality prints, even on the Macro settings. Two drawbacks to it though, are minor and can be lived with.
in coordination with the Book " Nikon D3300 From Snapshots to Great Shots", has gone beyond what I would have ...
Walter Elsner, Amazon
31 October 2014
Summary: I had originally purchased the Manual Nikon 70-300mm for My D3300..It only took a few pics to realize that my vision problems, were tricking me with clear shots through the viewer and just so slightly blurred pics. So I purchased this lens..