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Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG HSM

 
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Nov 09, 2012 21:06 |  #301

Thanks Steve!

I just got a 1.4TC. Had I known that the IQ would be this good with a TC, I would have got this a while ago. I have just taken 30 minutes of test shots at lunch today, but plan to try more this weekend. I more or less wanted to verify that it was a good copy. these are at 420mm.

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I made them BW because the subject matter was boring, but With the TC it is still nice and sharp. I am so happy. The AF definitely hunted some on a few shots, so that remains to be seen with Ai Servo and surfing, but from 30 minutes today, I feel like I can get great IQ with the TC.

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Nov 09, 2012 21:11 |  #302

Here is one from the other weekend of a school of baitfish in like 8" of crystal clear beachwater.

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Everything is relative.
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Nov 15, 2012 14:27 |  #303

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~5MP crop from 36MP original.

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13MP from 36MP original.

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Nov 19, 2012 16:11 as a reply to  @ jannefoo's post |  #304

Good ones Nick.

Those are excellent night sky shots Jannefoo.


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Nov 24, 2012 16:57 |  #305

Jannefoo that is sick!!

Here are some with the sigma 1.4 TC(not of a crow!)

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Nov 27, 2012 08:03 as a reply to  @ Nick3434's post |  #306

A great lens. AF is surprisingly fast and manged to track fast-moving athletes quite well. The only downside is that it's not weather sealed so please, Sigma, bring on the updated weather sealed 100-300 f4 OS!

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Feb 09, 2013 13:17 |  #307

Bump! Does anyone have anymore?? Just sold my only telephoto (55-250) and I think this one is going to be the replacement. The search is on!


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Feb 09, 2013 13:51 as a reply to  @ ESMcBlurM3's post |  #308

If you get a good copy of this lens you have a winner. This photo is taken with a Sigma 1.4x. I´m not happy with the IQ with the Sigma TC so I´ve started used a Kenko 1.4x which I find better with this lens.

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Feb 10, 2013 16:06 |  #309

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Feb 12, 2013 09:01 |  #310

Found a used copy on adorama for what seems an ok price ($614). I don't believe it includes the hood or tripod collar which is a downer, but I do like the 30 return policy when buying a used 3rd party lens.


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Feb 12, 2013 09:41 |  #311

The hood and tripod collar were not optional accessories - they came with the lens (as did a nice case). The price sounds OK, but you might have difficulty finding a collar.


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Feb 12, 2013 10:17 |  #312

I'm aware.. Interesting it says it comes with box and case. But no mention of hood or collar. Any aftermarket collars that are universal or might fit?

Like I said, the ability to send this back made it worth while in my eyes.


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Feb 12, 2013 10:23 |  #313

You might check out KEH. They have an excellent return policy as well.

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Feb 12, 2013 10:58 |  #314

Great - thanks for the link. This is a tough lens to find!

edit: They actually show a non-DG version for $484. Seems too good to be true


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Feb 12, 2013 11:23 |  #315

They tend to under categorize their lenses (i.e. they are usually in better condition than stated) and I believe they have a very liberal return policy. I just bought a Canon 1.4x II TC from them that was labelled EX+ and it looks brand new and was in the original box. I don't know much about the difference between the DG and non DG versions of the lens.


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