Sigma 70-300 APO vs non-APO IQ

Started Feb 11, 2008 | Discussions thread
jrscls Veteran Member • Posts: 6,427
Re: Don't waste your money

I tried the non-APO a few years ago and returned it for the APO version. My non-APO was actually sharper but was the worst lens for purple fringing and CA that I have ever seen. The APO was soft wide open and especially bad at the long end. Without IS, also makes using the lens more challenging at is slow aperture. Mine was sold long ago and I never looked back.

Much better choices are the 55-250 IS, 70-300 IS, or the 70-200 f4 L (IS or no IS depending on your budget). The 55-250 IS is to be available soon in the US or several ebay dealers are shipping them right now, many from Hong Kong.

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