Sigma 100-300mm F4 EX DG IF APO A-mount lens review by dxqcanada

reviewer#11217 date: Jun-29-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 100-300mm APO
Sony 70-300mm
Sigma 70-300mm APO
price paid:
positive:Sharp throughout the range
Big focus ring
Internal focus and zoom
negative:No HSM.
comment:I got this lens on recommendation from Pirate ... and he was right. This is a great lens. I have had it for over a year now so I thought I would add my review.

IQ is excellent, even wide open which helps under lower lighting conditions. I have no issues if I need to crop images. It is a huge difference over the other three telephoto zooms I had.

I have not noticed any problems with flare control, though I always shoot with the lens hood.
Even though it is a large lens I have no problems handholding it as focus and zoom are internal.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 29
  • sharpness: 4.71
  • color: 4.72
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 4.76
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.73 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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