Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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Good lens for the price
Nicholas, B&H Photo
7 September 2014
Excerpt: This lens produces pretty good results when adapted to the pentax q7 and works fairly well for astrophotography and macro work. Because I can only use it as a manual lens the focus noise and speed that other users have commented on are irrelevant. All in all a pretty good lens.
Excerpt: Great lens if using outdoors. Indoors I was unable to adjust the camera enough to ensure a stable shot. If there was better lighting than that would be a different story. I would recommend using a tripod or mono-pod when fully zoomed out. I would still recommend this lens to people. But without an image stabilizer make sure you adjust settings accordingly.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Contrast
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.