LensTip.com

Lenses

There are 1694 lenses in our database and 3179 owners opinions.

You can also
compare lenses side-by-side

Search by:

Sigma 120-300 mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM

Pictures:
Specifications:
Manufacturer Sigma
Model 120-300 mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 120 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 20.4 - 8.2 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 8.1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 23 elements / 18 groups
Filter diameter 105 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Four Thirds
Dimensions 289.2 x 114.4 mm
Weight 2950 g
Additional information 2 FLD and 1 SLD elements
Average rating (6 owners reviews)
Build quality
Optical quality
Value for money

Overall

4.22 Good
Owners reviews (6)
  1. Marko
    Marko 25 October 2016, 20:57
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 88.195.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 2000 ̈́
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Stabilization pauses at some times and it takes 1-2 secs for it to "restart." I shoot with Nikon and am pleased with autofocus, but many of my friends with Canon bodies had problems with accurate focusing at various zoom levels.

    Pros: Excellent optical quality and very rigid build. I have shot with 1,4x and 2x extenders, I am pleased with the optical quality in all cases. 2x autofocus speed is not the best possible.

    Summary: I have used this one with Nikon D700 and D750. Very versatile lens with excellent optical quality and with 2.8 also winter usage is ensured here in the north Europe.

  2. Gavin
    Gavin 5 January 2013, 20:12
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 197.87.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: ZAR 29,000
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Weight, some corner Sharpness loss on full frame Nikon D4 Usel of 2X sigma converter the lense losses a lot of IQ.

    Pros: On my Nikon D300 it is Sharper than my 70-200 VR, On the Nikon D4 the results are still acceptable. Still good results with the sigma 1,4 converter, does not work with Nikkor converters!

    Summary: My best lense to shoot dogs in action... I can still blow up action shots to A3 with good definition except with the 2XConverter. Without the converter, my shots show good IQ at A2 size prints. Sharper than my 70-200 VR1.

  3. mike
    mike 20 August 2012, 20:25
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 85.225.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 2400$
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Some inconsistency in AF with Canon 7d. Heavy.

    Pros: Super OS - really enjoyable. Image quality absolutely excellent.

    Summary: An excellent piece of equipment! Full AF with both 1,4 &2,0 TC. Useably at 2.8 , with TC from 6.3-9.0 depending on TC.

  4. Will Speak
    Will Speak 19 April 2012, 06:15
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 82.33.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price:
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Unreliable autofocus particularly on moving subjects. Poor quallity control from Sigma, reliability in the long term questionable.

    Pros: Excellent optics, flexibility. Very good with 1.4X teleconverter.

    Summary: I had three of these and not one of them was able to focus reliably on even slow moving objects. I really wanted this lens to work as the optics were superb and provide great flexibility however after encountering the same back focus with three in a row I gave up and bought Nikon. Do not buy unless you have right of return!

  5. Gary
    Gary 2 November 2011, 23:54
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 116.50.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: A$2,400
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: The link below will take you to the whale shots... only low res e-mail size grade but will get the idea...

    Pros: http://www.meetup.com/Manly-Beach-Adventure-Photography-Group/photos/2023691/63727632/#68094062 I am on top of a 200ft head land - Sydney's north head Australia

    Summary: http://www.meetup.com/Manly-Beach-Adventure-Photography-Group/photos/2023691/63727632/#68094062

  6. Gary
    Gary 2 November 2011, 08:03
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Value for money

    Overall

    IP 120.20.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: A$2,400
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: It is a big heavy lens 2.6kg or 91.7 ozs

    Pros: I bought this lens to use on my Canon 7D (9 frames a second) with a crop sensor of 1.6.. Obviously the crop ration gives this lens the effect or frame fill of a 480... so 480 at f2.8 at 9 frames sec - fantastic. I also use a Kenko 1.4 teleconverter. I put this kit on a Manfroto mono pole with a tilt head. So far I have shoot whales from the cliff tops and the shots are amazing. The lens internally zooms and I like the constant barrel diameter because it's easy to stabilise - stop the shakes. With the 1.4 it goes optically to 420 at f4 ....very nice.. So the best aspect of this lens is that you get loads of options from 120 to 420 as such.. Portraitures are stunning .. I could actually see the reflection of myself in the retina of my models eye on test and in the photo. So far I am very happy with this wonderfully flexible lens. Before I was using the 150-500 sigma.. I still use the Canon 70-200 f4 and I have tried and used the Canon 600 f4 ($9,000-) nothing beats that.

    Summary: A fast lens ...quick to focus and provides a phenomenal focal range. Lots of uses. The shots I have got so far only come from owning this lens. That is whales swimming towards you and being able to change the focal length..

Add your opinion

Build quality 0 1 2 3 4 5
Optical quality 0 1 2 3 4 5
Value for money 0 1 2 3 4 5