Why doesnt Sigma make a 300mm F4 prime ??

Started Feb 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
webmiser New Member • Posts: 4
Re: I would rather a 400 5.6 with OS...(nt)

Tim O'Connor wrote:

tammons wrote:

Why doesnt Sigma make a 300mm F4 prime ?? For years ??

Been waiting but a no show and now the 100-300 F4 is discontinued.

300mm F2.8 is too heavy and bulky for me - and very expensive.

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I have the 300mm F4 APO HSM and also the 400mm F5.6 APO both with 77mm filters, not to be confused with smaller 400mm F5.6.

Both these lenses work very well with the SD1 Merrill and the SD15. The resolving power of these lenses is fantastic. For comparison, I have a Canon 40D with a EF 300mm F4 IS which I have tested against the SD15 with the 300 F4 and I can report that the Sigma setup held it's own very well. The only thing lacking is the OS/IS, but in good light or using fill flash I've got some really great images.

I recommend searching for these on ebay as they can be the most rewarding lenses ever on a SD15 and maybe on the SD1, too.

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