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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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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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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