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

reviewer#4341 date: Nov-6-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 100-300 APO
Minolta 300 F4 G
Minolta 80-200 G
Tokina 80-200 AT-X PRO
Sony 70-200 SSM
price paid:1024 euros New
positive:Sharpness throughout the entire range from wide open.
Focus/zoom rings
No moving front lens
Great flair control
Great matched with 1.4xAPOTC,
negative:82mm filter
No focus limiter
comment:I am amazed with this lens great versatility it serves me well from nature to sports or even portraits/landscapes.
Very sharp and fast on my A700.This is one of my best lens
highly recommended.I use it with Kenko 2x Pro300 DG for 600mm(MF) and still have very good results !People complaint about the weight but i can hold it for hours and it´s not a problem.

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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