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Jul 01, 2017 21:45 |  #1

I have only had this lens for a few days, but so far very pleased. Compact size and reasonably light weight for a lens with this range. Needs lots of light, but I knew this going in. Very good build quality and fit and finish. I like the option of twist or push/pull zoom and both are very smooth. AF is very fast and locks on well. It will hunt some with small subjects and cluttered backgrounds. Very easy to set up Custom Functions and update firmware with the Sigma dock. I am using this lens on a Canon 6D and am very pleased with this combination. A major drawback to some would be the lack of a tripod ring, but as I plan on using this lens hand held 95% of the time was not a very big negative to me. Will update this review later, but as of now am very pleased with this lens, especially at the price point.

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Oct 20, 2018 12:06 |  #2

After having this lens for over a year I am more than impressed with it. Works well with my 70D, 6D and 6D MKII. It is my most used lens on a day to day basis. After a firmware update, it now allows lens corrections on my 6D MKII. Update did not include 6D or 70D. Great value and would definitely buy it again.


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Jun 22, 2020 14:53 |  #3

I recently got this lens to use on a Canon 90D. I did find a tripod ring but had to order it from China through Ebay. I'll post a review when I get it.




  
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Jun 24, 2020 19:00 |  #4

I bought a tripod ring from China from photoloving_dot_com, I think the brand name of the tripod ring was IShoot. Fit is excellent & very satisfied with the quality.




  
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Feb 04, 2022 13:02 |  #5

I got this lens two days ago. It is very sharp except at the short end - 100mm. Fortunately I already owned the Sigma calibration dock and used it to adjust the focusing at 100mm,, resulting in much improvement. I took both of my sample photos at around 300mm.

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Canon 80D, 60D, Canon 10-22EFs, 15-85EFS IS, Sigma 100-400, Sigma 135/1.8ART, Sigma 30mm f/1.4DC, Canon 60mm EFs Macro, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, 550EX flash, Olympus TG6 underwater P&S
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Apr 25, 2022 11:40 |  #6

Here are a few more samples taken with my Sigma 100-400. They are of smoke from a fire in the Jemez mountains near Santa Fe, taken April 24, 2022.

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Apr 25, 2022 11:46 |  #7

I took these on St. Lucia in the Caribbean during a recent cruise.

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Apr 25, 2022 11:54 |  #8

I took these at the Brimstone Fortress on St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

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