Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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Recommended, but forwarned
Rev. Marshall Barth, Amazon
23 November 2014
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.
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.
Consider how you will use this lens before you buy it.
Micheal Mathews, Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: I've had this lens and used it pretty extensively for almost 4 months now. I bought it based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews which I've begun to feel are a bit misleading so even though this thing has almost 250 reviews I'm hoping to help out at least a few of you looking to buy.
Excerpt: I was not overly impressed with this lens and I have liked Signa lenses in the past. The range of view was limited (with a full frame sensor) compared to Canon lenses I have used in the past. My biggest complaint was the macro settings. It was a pain to switch between regular and macro mode.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons: Blurry Focus, Difficult To Set To Macro, Slow Focus
Excerpt: It is a good lens that fit my budget. I put together a low end Canon SLR kit with a 50D and I felt this lens is more than sufficient for my photographic abilities. The lens is light weight, easy to attach and looks good on the camera. I tried a few macro shots and they came out really well.
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong the lens does what it's meant to do but it's just pretty lack lustre... It performs pretty bad in low light and just looks plain ugly. I made the mistake of purchasing this over the Pentax and I regret my decision. Included case is nice however.
Summary: Got the lens by looking at the great reviews. I have playing around with this one for around a month now. The pictures are good as long the light is great. The moment you take it in slightly low light, the images will have blur because camera shake will come into play as shutter speed goes down.
Excerpt: i just got this for my trip to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. Got some great pictures of all kinds of animals with this lens. The focus, however, is pretty soft, and if you have the time when taking your shots you should switch to manual focus.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Summary: at $200US this is great for the price. i missed image stabalization but during the day with a fast aperture and shutter its not a deal breaker. I'd also sugget shooting with a mono/tripod for extra stability. The front of the barrel rotates on focus making polarized filters tricky to use.
This is a cost-reduced version of the Sigma 70-300 DG OS lens
Timothy C Dotson, Amazon
21 May 2010
Summary: If shooting at the higher zoom levels, you need a tripod if you want it to be in focus. No bones about it, the aperture just isn't of an appropriate size to get enough light into the camera at 1/200 and 1/300 speeds in too many situations.