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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras image
 
(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
ZOOM-PRIME COMPARISON UNFAIR
By MJS from New York, NY on 9/16/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

At the time of this writing, there is only one review on this product (by Yuki Hyo). The reviewer unfairly compares this ZOOM lens to a PRIME lens. The review seems credible on its face, but in reality should be dismissed outright due to the premise on which it is based. It should be apparent to most that any such comparison is inappropriate and unfair, as 99.9% of the time, a prime lens will beat a zoom, particularly where clarity is concerned.

I just wanted to mention this because many readers stated that they found that earlier review helpful . . .

[6 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Too many, "If only's...." for my liking
By Yuki HyoVerified Reviewer from Tokyo, Japan on 2/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easy To Clean, Focal-length range, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Focus hunter, Heavy, Scratches Easily, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras:

Incomparable in terms of its choice of focal lengths, (especially at such a fast aperture) but doesn't hold a candle to either of Canon's 300mm L IS prime lenses (f/2.8 or f/4) in terms of AF speed, sharpness or saturation.
(I used it on a 1D Mk111 & 30D before parting with it) It was an interim purchase between owning an old 300mm f/2.8L USM Mk111 and the current IS version, but in all honesty, it's not as good as either (in any area apart from its marvelous zoom range). It's heavier, clumsier, scratches far too easily, doen't accept rear filters, has no stabilization, (what do you want for the price?) and there's something about that tripod mount-come-carrying grip that can only be experienced by handling it. In two words... it's odd! AND it can easily be cross-threaded if you're not really careful, so some kind of permanently mounted, after-market adapter plate is essential to my mind.
Shame really, because the lens shows a lot of potential. Perhaps a Mk11 version will close the gaps, but Sigma really has to do something about improving their lens durability. They all seem to mark far too easily.

For sports, brilliant..... for wildlife or birds, stay with your dedicated camera brand.

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