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Lens review

Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM

27 September 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:

  • perfect picture quality in the center of the frame at all focal lengths and aperture ranges.
  • perfect picture quality at the edges of the frame at 100-200 mm focal length
  • chromatic aberration almost invisible at 100 mm focal length
  • very small distortion
  • perfect coma correction
  • very small astigmatism
  • no problems with vignetting
  • great work against bright light
  • fast and quiet autofocus,
  • solid body
  • well endowed package (carrying case, lens hood cap, inbuilt tripod mount)
  • three year guarantee (or up to five years with extra payment)
Cons:
  • visible front focusing
  • average picture quality at the edges of frame at 300 mm focal length
Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 is one of the best verifocal lenses that we tested. Looking at the Pros and Cons comparison you can say only one thing - it is equipment worth recommending!


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Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 193 mm, f/7.1, exp. 1/640 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.2 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 100 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/125 sec, ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 100 mm, f/9.0, exp. 1/500 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 193 mm, f/10, exp. 1/1250 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.2 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 300 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/1250 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.9 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 300 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/200 sec, ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.9 MB
Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary Sigma 100-300 mm f/4 DG EX APO IF HSM - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 300 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/320 sec, ISO 400
File: JPG, 1728x1152 pix, 0.3 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 300 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/1250 sec, ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 100 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/60 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB




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