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Chris_Johnstone Wild Member
Registered: November 2006 Location: Derbyshire Posts: 193
Review Date: Mon 11, December, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: £180.00| Rating: 8
Price, APO and Macro features
The Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro is a good low end telephoto lens. For someone with a small budget, looking to get better shots of wildlife, this lens is ideal. Sharp images with fast enough AF performance although slightly noisy.
The 'Macro' function allows 1:2 focusing for close up subjects.
Image quality tends to decrease at the long end of the zoom as expected.
For less than £200 you get your money's worth - decent build quality but there are definitely better lenses out there.
I wouldn't recommend this lens for anyone with a decent budget with an eye for a 300mm lens as you'll want to upgrade probably to something with IS.
Registered: October 2006 Location: 200 feet below the Heathrow flightpath, London Posts: 159
Review Date: Wed 13, December, 2006
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5
above average entry level lens
I bought this one a couple of months ago. I like the results, but it does have flaws. This lense is a little noisier than most, and the macro setting is only available from 200mm to 300mm. It's a multi mount lens in which the mount can be altered to fit other cameras with the flick of an aukwardly placed switch. I have a problem getting it out of macro sometimes, and because macro locks the lens between 200mm-300mm i can't shrink the thing to pop it into it's pouch. Comes with a foam filled pouch and hood. All my pictures are with this lens, judge the quality for yourself.
Emmog New Member
Registered: February 2009 Posts: 7
Review Date: Wed 11, February, 2009
Would you recommend it? No |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3
Good portrait lens
slow autofocus, gets stuck in macro and is very noisy.
The sigma lens that i bought was Ok to begin with. It had a good range so it was good for portraits. i liked the macro photos that it produced but then it all went downhill.
At first it got stuck in macro about three times. It took ages to get it out and i often had to get someone else to do it for me. In the end it was in macro and I was putting it away. it got stuck in macro when I thought that it was back to it's ordinary mode. I put it way (wound back to 70mm) and when I took a few hours later it worked ok. Then I realised that it was still in macro. I flicked it back and it stopped. Didn't autofocus. The camera didn't let me take a picture. Now it's on the way back to America for a replacement. We think that something happened to the motor.
I wouldn't recommend this lens after the hassle that it gave me.