Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO telemacro A-mount lens review by samir
|samir#658 date: Apr-3-2006|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||- Tokina AT-X 400mm F5.6 SD|
- Sigma 300mm F4 APO Tele Macro
|positive:||- usable wide open|
- very sharp at F8
- close focusing ability (1.6m / 1:3 reproduction ratio)
- focus limiter
- large MF ring with nice finish
|negative:||- AF/MF switch design|
|comment:||My version is Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO Tele|
Macro with 77mm front element, the latest
version before they stoped making it
The lens shares same design features with
Sigma 300mm F4 APO Tele Macro and same
tripod collar can be used on both lenses.
This lens is bordering the "big glass"
category with it's size and weight, while
it is smaller then Minolta 400mm F4.5,
it is considerably larger and heavier then
Tokina 400mm F5.6
Because of it's size and weight it will
need a sturdy tripod, or some other support
to produce the best results.
IMHO, all in all, this is a very good lens
that can fulfill the roll of a bit more serious
long tele on cameras with APS-C sized sensor.
Optically it is better then consumer level
zoom lenses and it will be a nice upgrade in