Sigma 300mm F4 Macro APO A-mount lens review by ciupo35

reviewer#5753 date: Jul-24-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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:Minolta 70-210/3.5-4.
Falcon/Samyang 500/8
price paid:400 USD (used)
positive:Good image quality
Sharp from F/5.6
No CA visible
Good results with TC 1.4x APO
Macro 1:3
negative:A lot of problems with AF system
comment:Very good image quality. Useful in bird/wildlife photos, but AF have some limitations, esp. in AF-C mode. After 1 month an AF failure occured :( Many problems with repairing/spare parts.

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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