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The Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens is a large aperture telephoto zoom lens featuring Sigma's optical Stabilisation system and weather-resistant construction. One SLD and Two FLD glass elements are used for maximum correction of chromatic aberrations, while the Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. The improved optical design of the Sigma 120-300mm lens incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming system to ensure sharp images throughout the entire zoom range and ensures ultra-high resolution comparable to a fixed focal length lens. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet and high speed AF and allows full-time manual focus override. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. The Optical Stabilisation of the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens makes it possible to use shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible and enables hand held tele-photography. More
What do all the technical terms mean?
These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor)
This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high speed AF.
OS (Optical Stabilizer)
This function utilises a built-in mechanism that compensates for camera shake. It dramatically expands photographic possibilities by alleviating camera movement when shooting hand held.
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best buy for the money
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Comments about Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM - Canon Fit:
for under £2,000 there is nothing better on the market,perfect for low light conditions, i mainly shoot birds ,at the 300mm end it is very sharp brillant i would say, useing a 1.4 convertor making it a 420mm is also brillant detail, the x 2 con at times is soft and you need good light to use this, i also have a 100-400 canon zoom 5.6 l lens , the sigma beats this hands down,
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Devon / Exmoor
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[...] To start with I was fairly pleased with the results until I started using it on lower light through the winter months and found that the image quality was really bad, especially with the 1.4 or 2x converters fitted.Earlier this year the lens started to develope the same problem as my first lens (focus ring slipping), so went back to Sigma for repair, a few weeks later it was fixed but still had poor image quality.A month or so after getting it back it started hunting for focus extremely badly making it unusable on AF. It then went back to sigma for repair again and as soon as it returned I sold it back to the shop I bought it from, losing myself a vast sum of money.In general, the build quality is poor, its mainly plastic, it marks easily and its very heavy. My much cheaper canon lenses are made far better than this 2.6kg paperweight.I think it has put me off spending serious money on a Sigma lens again. My serious advise is save some more pennies and buy a Canon 300 2.8 if you dont massively need the zoom (i used this on 300mm 98% of the time).
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
First non Canon lense I've bought
I have got some great results from this lens but it is heavy and the auto focus can hunt for a long time or fail completely if the background is difficult or if there is something "in the way". I wanted an F2.8 lens for lower light shots with a long focal length and it certainly gives me that.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM
By Tricky HUFC
I thought that this lens would be a compromise as I did not want to work with 300mm prime lens.I have been very pleased with the results so far.Its first action was a night time game on a miserible tuesday night.Even though we play in a black away kit the contrast and sharpness was good.I only had to shoot with an ISO of 3200 and could use a shutter speed of 640.
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Top value without doubt !
To sum up for a f2.8 lens for under 2 grand I think its a steal, plus also having the ability to zoom over the full length of the lens @ f2.8 is a plus over a prime lens for me (I'm not saying it would be for the pro's). The lens is also one of Sigma's first weatherproof designs so in light rain and snow it should be ok if your camera is weather tight also !The weight could be an issue for an all day'er if you are planning on using it for that length of time so a monopod or tripod is a no brainer, but having a full 4 stops on the Image Stabiliser should also give good crisp images if you are after taking something more mobile and the need calls for a hand held shot. As the lens is f2.8 both x1.4 and x2 TC's will have full AF, I have found the lens as quick as my 120-400 with a x2 converter on and is lightning fast without the TC on, infact scarily fast - it literally is point and shoot ! If you are after a super-tele lens of over 400mm and don't have mega bucks then this is a definite purchase it comes in nearly 4 times cheaper than the L series 500mm and 5 times cheaper than the 600mm L and you only loose 1 stop over the 600mm L -way to go Sigma P.S take out a membership at a gym as you will need it !
Can this Sigma Lens deliver the goods
from E Yorkshire
This lens is capable of very sharp images even at f2.8,and works superbly well with sigma's own 1.4x converter with no loss of quality that i could see.On the down side this lens is very heavy to hand hold,so mono pod recommended.Found the focus on static images very good, but fast moving targets seemed to struggle to lock on, though could be down to user error till i have a bit more practice i can't say for sure.
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Good example of what to expect at f2.8
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