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Old 27th of July 2007 (Fri)   #61
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Keep in mind the 120-300 is substantially heavier and harder to handhold.
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Old 27th of July 2007 (Fri)   #62
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For those who own this, how is the af speed compared to a 300 f/4 prime or a 100-400L for those who own/have owned them? Its the only thing im really concerned about, everything else seems to be great, IQ, build quality etc.
I seem to be repeating myself a lot on this thread. The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8EX is the fastest focusing and most accurate focusing zoom I own (list in signature) and yes... that list includes a 100-400L.
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Old 27th of July 2007 (Fri)   #63
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Like our esteemed Muderator (above) i also own a 100-400L (which i like) alongside a 120-300.

I just happen to like the 120-300 more
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

I owned a 100-400 but got fed up with it's poor low light performance so sold it to get the 120-300
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Old 28th of July 2007 (Sat)   #65
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Another couple of examples, this time with a 1.4x TC



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Old 30th of July 2007 (Mon)   #66
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Well i spent all day Saturday at the Silverstone Classic shooting with the 120-300 and 2x TC on the camera...which has only confirmed what an excellent lens this is



To be honest, web-sized shots don't do it justice so i'm working on a full gallery of hi-res shots taken only with the 120-300, with & without the TC. I'll post up a link when it's ready in a few days.
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Looking forward to it GSH. That pic is as sharp as my prime is without any TC's.
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Well i spent all day Saturday at the Silverstone Classic shooting with the 120-300 and 2x TC on the camera...which has only confirmed what an excellent lens this is
Ouch -that Porsche has taken a bit of a beating!
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I seem to be repeating myself a lot on this thread. The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8EX is the fastest focusing and most accurate focusing zoom I own (list in signature) and yes... that list includes a 100-400L.
I'm glad you did repeat yourself!. You have made me read more about this lens. It looks like an amazing lens.
I would mainly use it for youth baseball.
I already own it's "little brother" the 100-300mm f/4. Because of the weight of the 2.8, I could see owning both, at least for a while.

I might pick up the Canon 200mm 2.8L and then start saving for this one
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Some "slightly" larger examples

Without 2xTC-Click here.

Without 2xTC-Click here.

With 2xTC-Click here.

120-300 Gallery-Click!
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A couple from an airshow earlier this summer -

Both shots with 2x TC at 600mm handheld.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...0/IMG_7424.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...148x10copy.jpg


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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

OP asked for f2.8 shots but as everyone seems to be going over All shot using 1dmkII and of course sigma 120-300


Cricket at f4



Womens footy F4



Rugby F3.5


Jetski at f4



Mens Football at night under floodlights f2.8
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Ok so I want to add a question to this mix.

I am in the process of picking up the non-DG version.

I have heard that the Sigma 1.4 extender doesn't affect focus speed like the Canon does on the Canon Lenses?

Is this true or not?

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Old 17th of August 2007 (Fri)   #74
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Default Re: -= Archive of Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 sample shots please =-

Not true. Focus speed is decreased with he Sigma 1.4x extender regardless of Sigma's claims to the contrary. However, the 120-300mm AF speed is still fast enough with the 1.4x TC to shoot everything up to and including Formula 1 race cars.
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1DIII + 120-300









And some higher res ones:
http://www.warrenwilliams.co.nz/2007/1A6A0440.jpg
http://www.warrenwilliams.co.nz/2007/eagle.jpg
http://wazz*****scity.com/temp/07.jpg - 20D - untouched from RAW
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