Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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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: 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: 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.
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 just purchased a Nikon D3200 this year and I wanted a zoom lens to go with it for my vacation. After doing a LOT of research, and getting help from my mother, I bought this particular lens and I am very satisfied with the quality and the ease of use with this lens. I have always had a "point-and-shoot" camera, so this was my very first "decent" camera purchase.
Excerpt: I'm definitely an amateur photographer, but asked a pro for advice on which lens to buy, and where. He recommended your site as the most reliable and best price around -- and he was right! Shipped very quickly and the lens is exactly what I wanted!
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: So far I am very pleased considering how inexpensive this lens is. Yes the AF motor is noisy, a little slow, and tends to hunt for focus, but again at this price point those are minor inconveniences. Build quality is also surprisingly good for the price. Zoom and focus rings are smooth and allow for fluid transition and manual focus. The macro function switch can be a bit fidgety to turn on and off and finding the sweet spot is a little annoying at times.
Summary: To extoll the resolution or AF abilities of a lens this cheap would almost be disingenuous. If you buy this lens expecting 'L' quality and are subsequently disappointed, you have no one to blame but yourself. But if you're like me, and buy the lens because of its price point and based off of hundreds of example photos on sites like flickr, then you will likely be happy with your purchase, because you simply know what to expect.