Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro A-mount lens review by smf
|smf#9854 date: Jan-27-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 75-300|
|comment:||I'm not even sure this is the same lens, but it's the closest the database has to my copy, which reads "70-300 DL Macro Super". Anyway, I didn't care so much for it. The AF is loud and almost unusable in anything but bright light... not bright like a 150 watt bulb, but bright like the sun. Soft at 300 with almost any aperture. 1:2 macro is nice, especially if the AF manages to work. The metal mount is a plus and this lens has a construction that's remarkably better than many other Sigma AF lenses I've had. Might be worth noting that a Sigma "DL" coded lens is not the same as a "D" type lens, this just has the standard 5 contacts. The final positive is the focus and zoom rings have a nice level of friction. No creep on either.|
Bottom line, on a budget if you absolutely must have a 300mm range zoom, it's probably worth your time to check it out.