Sigma 300mm F4 Macro APO A-mount lens review by chriseen
|chriseen#10217 date: May-16-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta reflex 500mm f8|
Minolta 75-300mm beercan
Bresser 1000mm f8 M42
|price paid:||290 Euro|
|positive:||- Solid build quality|
- Minimum focus distance 1.2 m
- Macro Capabilit 1:3
- Overall image quality
- Flare control
- Built in Hood
- APO version
- Quality/price rate 10/10
- great for outdoor sports
- fast and accurate autofocus
- nice tripod collar construction, quickly removable
- Sharp IQ
- Focus limiter
- Accurate and precise AF
- Relatively fast AF
- good Image quality
- 600mm. f8 on ff with 2xTC, 900 mm f8 on crop !!!
|negative:||- sun hood a little tight|
|comment:||This is about the nicest 300mm f/4 that I'm aware of. |
Love the bokeh , it's creamy and so smooth.
It's built well, it performs exceptionally well and it has a wonderful look.
It's a very nice prime telelens. Focus is really fast Close focus distance let you take very nice pictures of insects . Excellent build quality.
The focus limiter is very use full to fast autofocus operation.
Speaking of sharpness, it is good at 4f, very good between f4 en f5.6, and excellent above f5.6 .
The tripod collar is easy to use and removable.
After one month testing, I was impressed with the optical quality of this. Sharpness is much better than expected.
If you can find a good copy, don't let it slip away.
This prime will make your day('s). It will be far away from a disappointment !