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Sigma 120-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM

20 October 2009
Szymon Starczewski

9. Ghosting and flares


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As for a lens of such a long focal length, Sigma surprises us unpleasantly by a large number of flares when working against bright light. They’re visible and easy to catch basically at all focal lengths, what can be observed in the pictures below.

Obviously, using the included lens hood improves the situation remarkably.


Sigma 120-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - Ghosting and flares

Sigma 120-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - Ghosting and flares

Sigma 120-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM - Ghosting and flares