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

reviewer#5598 date: Jun-26-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma AF 400mm f/5.6 APO
Canon MF 400mm f/4.0 APO
price paid:400.00
positive:Image quality
negative:AF/MF switching mechanism
Hard to find
comment:I needed something to replace my Canon 400mm since I switched to the Sony a100.

This lens is very nice. Image quality is almost like the Canon ... I think it is a little softer wide open.
A lot better than the Sigma 400 ... but I was expecting that.
Shorter than my Canon (I think it was about 10ft long).

A great replacement for the expensive f/2.8's.

Not easy to find ...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 18
  • sharpness: 4.31
  • color: 4.28
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.44
  • flare control: 4.28
  • overall: 4.33 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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