Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive
Thread started 22 Aug 2006 (Tuesday) 22:13
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM

 
jcpoulin
Goldmember
jcpoulin's Avatar
2,418 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Massachusetts
Aug 22, 2006 22:13 |  #1

Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 100-300 f4?? My long lens is horrible and would like to upgrade. 300 and 400L are a out of my $ zone and I would like a good sports lens. Any other suggestions are welcome as well. Thanks, Jim


1DX , 7D,16-35, 24-70 2.8II, 2.8L II, , 70-200 f2.8LII IS, 300 f2.8L IS, 500 f4 IS, 100-400L, Canon 100 2.8 macro, Canon 1.4X, 580ex, AB800X4
Canon CPS Member, PPA
www.capturingtimephoto​graphy.netexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
FlashZebra
This space available
FlashZebra's Avatar
4,427 posts
Joined Mar 2006
Northern Kentucky
Aug 22, 2006 22:22 |  #2

Here is a nice review with pics.

http://www.photozone.d​e .../sigma_100300_4/ind​ex.htmexternal link

Enjoy! Lon


*
http://flashzebra.com/external link
*

LOG IN TO REPLY
liza
Cream of the Crop
11,386 posts
Joined Feb 2005
Mayberry
Aug 23, 2006 00:33 |  #3
banned

I've seen a lot of positive comments posted about this lens. It should suffice in good light, but the f/4 aperture might be somewhat limiting. Another consideration would be the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. It's a good lens for around 700 bucks that has excellent image quality and lower light capability.



Elizabeth
Blog
http://www.emc2foto.bl​ogspot.com/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
olz
Senior Member
olz's Avatar
701 posts
Joined Apr 2005
Århus, Denmark
Aug 23, 2006 01:45 |  #4

The HSM is fast, good for tracking. It very well build. Mine's sharp even wide open but really excels when stopped down a little. It handles TC very well - I got a Sigma 1.4XTC and the results are perfect. Downsides are that it's a little heavy but otherwise it a stellar lens! Runs best with a tripod or monopod. I'll try find some shots...


Cheers
Kristian @ www.kindanatural.comexternal link
Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujinon XF18mmF2 R | Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R

LOG IN TO REPLY
grego
Cream of the Crop
grego's Avatar
8,819 posts
Joined May 2005
UCLA
Aug 23, 2006 01:46 |  #5

Just know you need to shoot in day light and not in night games. Like the 120-300 2.8 its a monopod lens.


Go UCLAexternal link!! |Gear|http://gregburmann.comexternal linkSportsShooterexternal link|Flickrexternal link|

LOG IN TO REPLY
condyk
Africa's #1 Tour Guide
condyk's Avatar
20,881 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Birmingham, UK
Aug 23, 2006 02:07 as a reply to olz's post |  #6

olz wrote:
The HSM is fast, good for tracking. It very well build. Mine's sharp even wide open but really excels when stopped down a little. It handles TC very well - I got a Sigma 1.4XTC and the results are perfect. Downsides are that it's a little heavy but otherwise it a stellar lens! Runs best with a tripod or monopod. I'll try find some shots...

Agreed ... I had one. Exceptional lens really.


http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​203740

LOG IN TO REPLY
olz
Senior Member
olz's Avatar
701 posts
Joined Apr 2005
Århus, Denmark
Aug 23, 2006 02:11 |  #7

163mm, f/11, 1/200sec, ISO100:

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://olz.dk/hotlink_​pic/salina.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


Link to original picure: --> LINK <-- (external link)

Cheers
Kristian @ www.kindanatural.comexternal link
Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujinon XF18mmF2 R | Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R

LOG IN TO REPLY
olz
Senior Member
olz's Avatar
701 posts
Joined Apr 2005
Århus, Denmark
Aug 23, 2006 02:21 |  #8

This one's with the TC:

140mm, f/9, 1/320sec, ISO100:

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://olz.dk/hotlink_​pic/girlie.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

Cheers
Kristian @ www.kindanatural.comexternal link
Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujinon XF18mmF2 R | Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R

LOG IN TO REPLY
EpHeSuS
Senior Member
280 posts
Joined Jul 2003
Melbourne, Australia
Aug 23, 2006 03:15 as a reply to olz's post |  #9

Absolutely awesome lens. Sharp at 300mm and very very sharp below 230mm or so.

Two test shots I did recently for another thread about this lens.

300mm f/4:

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://www.danielgphot​o.com/IMG_0772.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


420mm f/5.6 (Sigma 1.4x TC)


IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://www.danielgphot​o.com/IMG_0777.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

EOS 20D | 1d Mk II | 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM | Canon 24-105 f/4L IS | Canon 135 f/2L | Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM | Sigma 1.4x EX TC | Sigma 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DC OS | 580EX II
My Galleryexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
jcpoulin
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
jcpoulin's Avatar
2,418 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Massachusetts
Aug 23, 2006 05:01 |  #10

WOW, thank you all very much....a new lens it is!!!!!


1DX , 7D,16-35, 24-70 2.8II, 2.8L II, , 70-200 f2.8LII IS, 300 f2.8L IS, 500 f4 IS, 100-400L, Canon 100 2.8 macro, Canon 1.4X, 580ex, AB800X4
Canon CPS Member, PPA
www.capturingtimephoto​graphy.netexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Trung_EP3CTR
Member
Trung_EP3CTR's Avatar
134 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Essex, UK
Aug 23, 2006 09:11 |  #11

I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8


Canon EOS 350D & 18-55mm kit lens
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Sigma EX APO DG HSM 100-300mm f4
Manfrotto 190CL
Manfrotto 679B
Manfrotto 390RC2
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW

LOG IN TO REPLY
davidfig
we over look the simplest things
davidfig's Avatar
3,207 posts
Joined May 2005
Fremont, California USA
Aug 23, 2006 09:16 |  #12

I wish it came in white. ;)


5D | 17-40L | Tammy 28-75 2.8 | 28-135 | 50/1.8 | 85/1.8 | Sony A6000 2-Lens Kit | SEL35 1.8 | EF 50 1.8 on NEX as my 75mm 1.8

LOG IN TO REPLY
Orogeny
Senior Member
Orogeny's Avatar
Joined Aug 2003
Houston, Texas
Aug 23, 2006 11:37 as a reply to Trung_EP3CTR's post |  #13

Trung_EP3CTR wrote:
I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8

Here you go.
http://www.pbase.com ...a/100-300_4_apo_ex_dg_hsmexternal link

About 4,600 photos to look at.:D

Tim


There's someone in my head, and it's not me! - Roger Waters

https://www.flickr.com​/photos/orogeny/ (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
olz
Senior Member
olz's Avatar
701 posts
Joined Apr 2005
Århus, Denmark
Aug 23, 2006 12:14 as a reply to Trung_EP3CTR's post |  #14

Trung_EP3CTR wrote:
I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8

I thought about the 70-200mm f/2.8 Sigma, but suddenly found the 100-300mm used for a very good price. Right now I'm glad that i didn't decide on the 70-200mm. 200mm will be to short for birding and wildlife in general. Actually my TC stays on the lens most of the time making it an 420mm f/5.6. But that depends on what you're planning to use it for.

davidfig wrote:
I wish it came in white. :wink:

Well. I'm glad that it's black. I actually like the black EX series finish better than the Canon L's color that screams for attention. :cool:


Cheers
Kristian @ www.kindanatural.comexternal link
Fuji X-Pro1 | Fujinon XF18mmF2 R | Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R

LOG IN TO REPLY
tellingthm
Member
200 posts
Joined Apr 2006
oakland
Aug 23, 2006 13:36 |  #15

it's awesome. hsm keeps up with a 1d's ai-servo. plenty sharp wide open. VERY well built. i always use mine handheld, but it does require good light, which imo is it's only drawback.
fwiw, i'll be selling mine in a few days, as it'll be replaced with a 70-200 IS (only doing it for the f/2.8 and IS, not because i have any iq problems with the sigma).


i've made a huge mistake.

gear list


LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

100,724 views & 0 likes for this thread
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00119 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.03s
Latest registered member is JShoots
502 guests, 441 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016