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

reviewer#3062 date: Dec-10-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Beercan
Tokina AT-X 400 AF 400 SD F5.6
price paid:300 EUR
positive:- Solid build
- great for outdoor sports
- fast and accurate autofocus
- nice tripod collar construction
negative:- sun hood a little tight
comment:On F/4 it is still a little soft, but F/5.6 and higher it is very sharp. It can be used handheld easlily. I've used it on close ups at outdoor sports, and it does a great job every time I use it. It is sharper than the Tokina, and allows crops to that image size. If you find one for a reasonable price, and looking for some prime millimeters, this certainly is a good choice.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.29
  • build: 4.35
  • distortion: 4.47
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.34 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania