Sigma 300mm F2.8 EX APO A-mount lens review by madcat207

reviewer#2858 date: Oct-18-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Big Beercan (not even in the same category though)
price paid:$900
positive:Extremely fast AF
Strong, sturdy build
Includes a Circ Polarizer (normally an expensive addon)
negative:Sturdy build gives alot of weight.
comment:Please see the full review here:

All in all, this is one heck of a lens. It is heavy, big, and unwieldy. But, the quality of this lens seems to be worth the trouble; a bit soft at 2.8, but is very usable at 4, and great above that. The focus is incredibly fast, and combined with the a700's excellent center sensor, almost too sensitive.

The lens is heavy, though can be used handheld. Realistically, for the best shots, at least a monopod is needed.

All in all, if you can get the lens for a good price, go for it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.75 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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