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Old 13th of June 2011 (Mon)   #346
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

My 120-300 (non-OS) is going, via the dealer, to Sigma for tweaking. Auto-focus at wider apertures is suffering big time, really hit or miss, about 1 out of 99 is sharp

Took this shot hand held



compared to this on a tripod / gimbal with lockup and remote triggering

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Old 27th of June 2011 (Mon)   #347
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Picked up this lens 2 weeks ago, used it for a 100km Ultramarathon event over the weekend.

A few shots, wide open or f/3.2.

Mounted on a 1DIIn, AF was great.

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Hopefully going to shoot a few cycling events soon, and see how the AF handles faster moving targets!
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Old 7th of July 2011 (Thu)   #348
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

My 120-300 has been back for two weeks , it's vastly improved. Still seems a bit soft at f/2.8 but that could be in my technique too. Its definitely got a learning curve.

Stalking wabbits in the yard this morning, hand-held 100% crop

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Old 13th of July 2011 (Wed)   #349
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

For the people using this lens, does anyone know if this will fit into any of the holster type bags? Or on of TT's Lens Changer 75 pop down?

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Old 13th of July 2011 (Wed)   #350
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

I honestly don't know about those products, BUT I will say this lens is as long as an extended 100-400L and quite a bit chunkier. It would take a pretty big holster to hold it and I doubt id want this 6lb lens strapped to my belt for any length of time.
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Old 13th of July 2011 (Wed)   #351
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I honestly don't know about those products, BUT I will say this lens is as long as an extended 100-400L and quite a bit chunkier. It would take a pretty big holster to hold it and I doubt id want this 6lb lens strapped to my belt for any length of time.
Yes, just got a Lens Changer 300 yesterday, its more to hold my lens in place in case I have to run or dash to another location as I shoot sports and it gets quite frantic sometimes.

Hope to use it soon!
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Old 2nd of August 2011 (Tue)   #352
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Canon 1DsII - Wide Open at 300mm

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Old 23rd of July 2012 (Mon)   #353
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Shot with Canon 7D / TC2 Sigma / 120-300 F2.8

















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Old 24th of July 2012 (Tue)   #354
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Another one, shot without TC2 : @300mm

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Old 29th of August 2012 (Wed)   #355
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Another one during training.
Sigma 120/300F2.8 with TC2

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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

How does this compare to the 100-400L?

Would I be crazy to sell the 100-400 to fund one of these?

How well does it take to telecons, 1.4x or 2x.
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Old 1st of March 2013 (Fri)   #357
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

What is the difference between D and DG versions ??
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Default Re: Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

I have the non-os version, and monographix, I believe the different models are EX, and EX-DG. Sigma say DG is their designation for full frame digital.

As far as TCs, I use a Sigma 1.4x and a Canon 2x III on the 5d3, but I can only use the 1.4x on my 7d as there is not enough micro focus adj on the 7d to make the 2x work.
This was taken with the 2x and the 5d3 at 600mm.


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Old 4th of March 2013 (Mon)   #359
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This is the OS version. First time shooting with it. I only wanted this lens for sports. The auto focus was a little slow, but I'm no professional so I'm good with it. Another cloudy winter day in Alabama. Maybe we'll have some sunny games soon.


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Old 7th of March 2013 (Thu)   #360
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