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

reviewer#31701 date: Oct-14-2016
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24/2,8
Minolta 28/2,8
Minolta 50/1,7
Minolta 100/2,8 Macro
Sigma 300/4,0
Minolta 28-35/3,5-4,5
Minollta 35-70/4,0
Minolta 70-210/4,0
price paid:
Does not work on all film cameras. - See comment.
comment:Works well on a 700si and 9000.

Dynax 7 hung up, when camera powered on with the lens attached. Sigma does not had any firmware upgrade and the Sigma support offered only a cash back for a very small amount agains a crappy zoom. But, with a Kenko 1,4 teleconverter it worked well.

No problems on my other APS-C cameras (7D and a77ii)

rating summary

lens image
  • 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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