Sigma 300mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#11186 date: Jun-9-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 2.8 200mm G HS
Sigma 5.6-6.3 150-500mm
price paid:300 UDS
positive:Shock on how Sharp it was
negative:Hunts in dark settings
Can be heavy
comment:I too a stab in the dark with this lens in all black for 300 in good shape. The optics are great the and the barrel was scuffed up and no drop in filters. There was a nice dent in the lens hood so I order a Lens hood off newer version. With a minor modifcation it was on in no time. Much better flare control... Workes great! Focus can hunt but if I can find a high contrast area it will lock on very quickly and stay. If you come across one of these, I would highly recommend you get one.
reviewer#10925 date: Feb-16-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:70-200 2,8
300 4hs
price paid:990 Euro (like new)
positive:massive lens and great image quality
sharp from f3,5
negative:focusring a liitle too small for my hands
comment:i bought this lens used from forum. i recieved a green/mint colored lens with 3 filters, extra hood, and heliopan circ. pol filter for front.
the adaptive hood is very useful, because of the small and rather useless built in hood.
image quality is very good. 2,8 might be a little soft, but from 3,5 to 4 as its best.
i highly recomment this tank!
focus is for this old lens very very fast, even badlight in theater.
distortion better than rated 5*
reviewer#2046 date: Mar-26-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:200/2.8
70-200/2.8
price paid:1200 USD
positive:It's a 300/2.8, and it's not too expensive
It's really sharp, even with converters
negative:Heavy (it's normal, anyway)
A bit prone to CA, in particular situations
comment:
missing
reviewer#1660 date: Jan-16-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 100/2.8 Soft Focus,
Minolta 70-210/4
Minolta 200/2.8 APO HS G
price paid:
missing
positive:Very well built, massive lens, with a good picture quality.
negative:By F2.8 a little bit soft (especially the corners).
comment:Very massive lens with a good picture quality. Not too heavy, you can make handheld photos with the AS, certainly it's easier to use it from a tripod (unless you are a combination of a bodybuilder and a sharpshooter). The hood could be longer, and it would be good, if you could fix it. With a 2x teleconverter, the picture quality is still acceptable, just enough for an acceptable A/3 or a very nice 20x30 print. All in all, it's not a bad lens, finely usable for great photos, but it's far from the 200/2.8 G.
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.88

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