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8.2 out of 10

Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO

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Overall 4
4.0

Good Price, NOT sharp, Macro feature is weak

Amazon
25 April 2012
  • Summary: I wanted to like this lens so badly because I own another Sigma lens (10-20mm wide angle) and I love it. Unfortunately this one fell short. I read all the reviews-good and bad-and decided to take a chance. Unfortunately the 'bad' reviews were dead on in my opinion. I purchased this lens over the Canon version specifically because of the macro feature.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Sharp, Poor AF

MJ, Adorama
12 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Got this for a secondary lens for my wife after a field mishap with her old one. Very poor performance. Slow focus soft images.Not good for any kind of action. Would probably be ok for stationary shots.Ended up getting a Canon lens.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Macro not sharp, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

I wouldn't buy this

Alfie, B&H Photo
14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I didn't get sharp pics with this lens. I sent mine back to get my money back.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Over all I am OK with it.

Angie, B&H Photo
1 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Since this is new to me,I still need to try it,but not for indoor or night(for sure)
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Shoddy construction and performance make this two thumbs down from me

Cynthia Farr-weinfeld "Cynthia", Amazon
2 April 2010
  • Summary: I have heard so many good things about Sigma's 17-70mm street zoom from other photographers, that I stupidly trusted the reviews on this lens. I needed it for a shoot of a President Obama speech, and ended up being unable to use it when I received it. Not only was it difficult to get it to focus at the best of times, whether handheld or on a sturdy Manfrotto tripod, with shake reduction on or off, it also got completely stuck in macro mode--I could NOT get the toggle...
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Overall 4
4.0

No bargain!

Amazon Customer "Reitree", Amazon
15 December 2009
  • Summary: Well built, quick to focus, quiet but not quite what I expected. At full zoom, picture is washed out. With MACRO pictures, center of picture is out of focus while periphery is in focus.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother

Adorama
18 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Images are very soft at 300mm
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus, Undersharpened Images
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Overall 4
4.0

Sigma 70-300 ups and downs

Kenneth Jolemore "KennJ", Amazon
20 April 2007
  • Summary: This range just does not seem to have a really good lens on the market right now and hopefully one of the companies who makes K mount lenses will do something about the problem. If I had it to do again I would buy a fixed lens at 300 or 400 in a manual focus lens.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

THOMAS LUK, Photography Review
7 July 2006
  • Summary: For a cheap lense (compared to Nikon or Canon), we have to accept some scrifice. Relative speaking, it is a good outdoor lense since we always stop down to F 8 at least. Having used it mainly for my Canon EOS 10D in the last 2 years, I am quite happy with it. When I compared this lense with my friend's Canon 70-300 IS, at F11, the difference is quite small in case of sharpness.
  • Pros: Liight weight and feel quite sturdy
  • Cons: focus quite slow with low contrast subject and quite noisy when focusing
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Overall 4
4.0

The product and image shown here do not match!

Debjit Biswas, amazon.in
9 July 2014
  • Summary: The display image has aperture ring and my decision to go for this product was largely motivated by this feature. However, the lens I received does not have the aperture ring at all. This is a big negative for all photography enthusiasts.
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