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Apr 25, 2017 16:22 |  #5686

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May 03, 2017 00:23 |  #5687

I got myself the 120-300 2.8 S this weekend and took a few shots with it.For what i have seen i am very pleased.
Now waiting for the tc 2001.:-D


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Aug 24, 2017 10:40 |  #5688

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No pictures to share, but having just sent my lens back for the fourth repair in four years I thought I'd post a warning to others regarding this lens. The fault is recurrent and manifests itself as a failure to lock focus, with the AF motor seeming to "jitter" or hunt without locking, or locking only rarely. The diagnosis is "failure of the motor rotation sensor" or MR sensor for short. I have been told by Sigma servicing that the fault occurs due to infrequent use of the lens and this leads to lubricants drying out or migrating to areas they ought not to be. The MR sensor includes mechanical components and it seems that lack of use causes malfunction

Now I have never experienced a problem like this or any other with any of my Canon lenses, some now nine years old, but my seldom used Sigma lens seems to suffer on an annual basis as I wheel it out of retirement to shoot some summer events. Every time I do so the lens is US and has to be sent in for repair. By the time it come back the events I wanted to shoot are over. As unsatisfactory as this situation is I thought it was worth posting as a warning to others who might find themselves using their own 120-300/2.8 OS (non sport) infrequently.

On a positive note Sigma has picked up the lens and will be repairing FOC, despite the lens now being a year outside warranty. They have explained the situation regarding the root cause of the problem so I guess it is my responsibility to make sure the lens continues to work. Either that or I sell it to someone who can use it on a more frequent basis.

This is not a grumble type post, but I hope it serves as a helpful warning to others.

Well a year has passed and my photography passion is still dormant, so I have not used the lens at all for actually photographing anything. However, I have set myself a monthly reminder to give MF and AF a good workout and so far so good - no further problems with the AF. Potentially a worthwhile maintenance tip for those owners who leave this lens on the shelf most of the year or longer.




  
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Nov 24, 2017 13:38 |  #5689

First time posting in a while and it looks like this threads gone a bit dead! Taken earlier this year when it was still warm outside! Both photos taken with sigma 2x converter attached, the harrier was quite a long way in the distance so a pretty heavy crop.


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Nov 24, 2017 14:15 |  #5690

i still use mine weekly...i just don't post much here, because i think i'd be the only one :)

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Nov 24, 2017 14:28 |  #5691

It is a shame that nobody posts in this thread.
I find it a great lens.


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Dec 02, 2017 02:21 |  #5692

Guardijan wrote in post #18503354 (external link)
It is a shame that nobody posts in this thread.
I find it a great lens.
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Jan 27, 2018 23:42 |  #5693

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These were taken with the Sigma 120-300 Sport. I bought the lens to shoot sports and have been very satisfied with the results while shooting high school football and baseball. So pleased to have a zoom lens that is 2.8 throughout as low light is so common where I live shooting both these sports. I have been able to get good on field position for both sports which makes the 300mm have plenty of reach though I tend to not shoot tight enough, a habit I hope to overcome this coming season. I like shooting with this lens and use it often but it does seem short for most birds and wildlife. I have bought a 2x converter for it and am still going through a learning curve to master it. So far not sharp as I had hoped for.

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Jan 27, 2018 23:58 |  #5694

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Jun 25, 2018 04:52 |  #5695

Couldn't believe my luck when I spotted this one, still had my camera in my bag so had to get it off my back, get set up and try and creep around to get a clear shot without spooking it.

It must have been so surprised by me that it didn't know what to do.


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Jan 17, 2019 19:07 |  #5696

Bought a used copy of this lens along with a Canon 2x. The first photo is without the teleconverter. The second one is. Both taken with a 7dMII


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Mar 24, 2019 13:44 |  #5697

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Mar 24, 2019 17:23 |  #5698

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Mar 29, 2019 23:39 |  #5699

i've come to the conclusion that this may be the perfect owl lens...i could probably post hundreds of photos here to share, i still use it weekly...i just don't post here as much...

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Apr 09, 2019 05:25 |  #5700

Thanks for posting these. My wife loves them


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