Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Announced Sep 21, 2010 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
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After years of using(and abusing) the original 120-300 f 2.8 HSM lens bought for about half the price, I was expecting a revolutionary difference in image quality. And for the most part, I am pleasantly surprised with my purchase of this beast. On first inspection, it's bigger and heavier than the original. It has a smoother surface different than the old style which I think will scratch easier but after only a few weeks, I can't make that assessment just yet. The actual look of the lens has ...

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Good AF, fast focus, very good IQ at all FL, fabulous bokeh. Problems: It's long and heavy and the lenshood is a bit plasticky. Otherwise it's perfect. I use it with a monopod a lot. The OS gives me four stops for handholding

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jensendl
 
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I purchased the 120-300 f2.8 OS APO EX DG HSM (alpha soup) lens in early February/March of 2011 before a trip to Yellowstone. Prior to receiving this lens, a Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS was the longest lens in the bag. Based on my experiece in Yellow Stone, Hawaii and numberous polo matches and other equestrian events, I've come to appreciate the lens but also better understand its limitations. Weight is not a factor for me. In fact, when shooting hand held I do better with a heavier lense, so ...

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Being a Sony shooter I have both 70-200G and 70-400G, two of the best Sony zoom lenses. Once I tried the new Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS HSM (Canon mount, no Sony version) for a few days, I immediately sold off my Sony lenses, and get a Canon 7D as "lens cap" for it! Yes it's just that good. It's so good in fact I hardly use bare lens any more, instead I almost always mount Sigma 1.4x or 2.0 TC to it, so it's my affordable wildlife telephoto lens, and it's a zoom!

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frapaodia
 
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Non pensavo fosse così tagliente, si avvicina tantissimo alla qualità del Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII. L'AF è molto veloce e la stabilizzazione è ottima, non potevo sperare di meglio. Problems: Molto pesante ma gestibile a mano libera per tempi non troppo lunghi.

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Having owned the previous version of this lens I was expecting decent performance but nothing spectacular. In fact this lens is really truly sharp wide open by any measure. Like the Canon 70-200 II it genuinely rivals quality prime lenses for sharpness. OS seems to live up to its billing and build quality is night and day compared with its predecessor-it really feels like a quality product. It focuses just like a Canon L and so far tracking seems accurate too. Results with a 1.4XIII are ...

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Truely a top shelf lens. I had an EF 300 f2.8 non-IS lens & this lens is sharper. OS works great & focus is fast. I also owned the 2nd generation EX DG version of this lens & this is by far better in everyway except weight. Focus is very accurate & dpendable. The finish is very smooth & feels like a quality finish. I have not seen any CA or ghosting with this lens & it is as sharp as most primes ..... almost as sharp as my 70-200L IS II. This lens also works very well with Canon EF II ...

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