Sigma 300mm F4 Macro APO A-mount lens review by jamminjman

reviewer#2496 date: Jul-1-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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:
price paid:350
positive:Bomber build
Quality/price ratio
tripod collar
negative:AF/MF clutch
comment:Bought this lens a few years back secondhand and have enjoyed it for macro work and wildlife. Focus limiter is a big help for focus speed. Speed is ok, about what you'd expect for such a big lens w/o a motor. Picture sharpness and color is very good considering the price. It is super heavy though so a tripod is a must. (It can be hand held w/ the 7D and do a fair job)

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.31
  • color: 4.31
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.31
  • overall: 4.39 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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