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

reviewer#9830 date: Jan-22-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 100-300 f4.5-f5.6
Minolta Beercan
price paid:L350 (used Mint)
positive:Great for Macro (with teleconverters)
Love the colours
Pull out lens hood
Focus limit switch
negative:Its a bit big (as you would expect)
comment:This was my first and only "super telephoto" prime and I have to say I am really pleased with the results.

I have been using this and a beercan for trips to the zoo and shooting wildlife and they make a good combination.

The thing I like about this lens are the colours and the detail it can render when you get the focus spot on, the DOF is shallow for this lens, I would not like to have a F2.8 version of this lens.

I have taken a few great portraits with this lens the 300mm or 450mm on my 7D allows you get some great candids photos

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania