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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM APO Fast Aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Hyper sonic motor ensures a quiet, high-speed autofocus
- Inner focusing system allows attachment of petal-shaped hoods and filters
- Special low dispersion glass for high image quality
- Focal length: 100 to 300 millimeters
- Designed for Canon digital SLR cameras
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|Included Components||Lens Hood, Case, Strap, Sigma Four-Year Warranty|
|Item Dimensions||3.6 x 3.6 x 8.9 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.4 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||3.19 pounds|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||100 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||82 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||24.4 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||4.76 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
The zoom and focus rings are wide and move smoothly with just the right amount of resistance. This lens is sharp wide open. At the overlapping focal lengths, the 70-200 at F/4 is just barely sharper than this lens at F/4 (wide open). At 200mm, this lens is actually sharper (200mm is this lens's sweet spot.) At 300mm, the lens is still sharp wide open, but I like to stop down to F/4.5 just to keep things super-sharp. Up to 250mm, I would not hesitate to use it wide open.
This Sigma lens has HSM which means the focus is fast and quiet. The lens focuses a little slower than the 70-200 F/2.8, but I've found that the 30D is more of a limiting factor in focus speed than the lens is. Servo tracking is very good with this lens, the only time it can't keep up is when track runners are sprinting straight at me (although again, I think the body is the limiting factor here.) For almost every other situation, the focus will definitely keep up.
All in all, this is not an indoor lens by any means, but as an outdoor sports (or wildlife/nature) lens, it is awesome.
If you are looking for a good F4 lens without spending over $ 900.00 this is a good alternative. If you shot in low light tripod is a must.
Overall I am very happy with this lens, I would give it 5 stars if it handled low light better.
First, the used lens came in very pristine condition with caps, case, and manual. Just a few minor marks on the hood, but the matte finish is kind of sensitive to it. It's a solid and heavy lens with excellent build quality. Turning the well dampened focus or zoom ring is addictive and so much more pleasing than any L lens I ever owned or tried.
Auto focus is fast, though a range limiter could have been useful. Focus accuracy is not the best without micro adjustment, but pretty good after adjustment (still a little short of good L lenses, but at least close). Live view focus leaves a little to be desired. It causes the HSM to stutter back and forth noisily before setting on what wasn't always the correct focus.
Image quality turned out to be quite nice. So far, I focused on the long end for checking the lens out in detail. While the Canon 300m F4 L IS has better edge sharpness, they are on par in center sharpness. The Sigma shows a bit more color aberration on the edge, but does very well with coma and astigmatism. And it goes down to 100mm, something the Canon can't. At 200mm, image quality is even closer to prime (such a 200mm F2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this lens over three years ago, it is probably my most used lens for birds and wildlife, super fast HSM, extremely sharp images, short focusing distance which allows it to... Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by M. Barrera
High build quality, sturdy, easy to use. Excellent picture quality. Works great for sports, wildlift, mood photos of people in an urban setting. Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Lasse Bigum