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Aug 22, 2006 22:13 |  #1

Does anyone have any experience with the Sigma 100-300 f4?? My long lens is horrible and would like to upgrade. 300 and 400L are a out of my $ zone and I would like a good sports lens. Any other suggestions are welcome as well. Thanks, Jim


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Aug 22, 2006 22:22 |  #2

Here is a nice review with pics.

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Aug 23, 2006 00:33 |  #3
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I've seen a lot of positive comments posted about this lens. It should suffice in good light, but the f/4 aperture might be somewhat limiting. Another consideration would be the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. It's a good lens for around 700 bucks that has excellent image quality and lower light capability.



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Aug 23, 2006 01:45 |  #4

The HSM is fast, good for tracking. It very well build. Mine's sharp even wide open but really excels when stopped down a little. It handles TC very well - I got a Sigma 1.4XTC and the results are perfect. Downsides are that it's a little heavy but otherwise it a stellar lens! Runs best with a tripod or monopod. I'll try find some shots...


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Aug 23, 2006 01:46 |  #5

Just know you need to shoot in day light and not in night games. Like the 120-300 2.8 its a monopod lens.


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Aug 23, 2006 02:07 as a reply to  @ olz's post |  #6

olz wrote:
The HSM is fast, good for tracking. It very well build. Mine's sharp even wide open but really excels when stopped down a little. It handles TC very well - I got a Sigma 1.4XTC and the results are perfect. Downsides are that it's a little heavy but otherwise it a stellar lens! Runs best with a tripod or monopod. I'll try find some shots...

Agreed ... I had one. Exceptional lens really.


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Aug 23, 2006 02:11 |  #7

163mm, f/11, 1/200sec, ISO100:

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Aug 23, 2006 02:21 |  #8

This one's with the TC:

140mm, f/9, 1/320sec, ISO100:

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Aug 23, 2006 03:15 as a reply to  @ olz's post |  #9

Absolutely awesome lens. Sharp at 300mm and very very sharp below 230mm or so.

Two test shots I did recently for another thread about this lens.

300mm f/4:

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420mm f/5.6 (Sigma 1.4x TC)


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Aug 23, 2006 05:01 |  #10

WOW, thank you all very much....a new lens it is!!!!!


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Aug 23, 2006 09:11 |  #11

I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8


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Aug 23, 2006 09:16 |  #12

I wish it came in white. ;)


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Aug 23, 2006 11:37 as a reply to  @ Trung_EP3CTR's post |  #13

Trung_EP3CTR wrote:
I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8

Here you go.
http://www.pbase.com …a/100-300_4_apo_ex_dg_hsm (external link)

About 4,600 photos to look at.:D

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Aug 23, 2006 12:14 as a reply to  @ Trung_EP3CTR's post |  #14

Trung_EP3CTR wrote:
I like to see some more samples please. There's not many online.
Trying to decide between this and the 70-200mm f2.8

I thought about the 70-200mm f/2.8 Sigma, but suddenly found the 100-300mm used for a very good price. Right now I'm glad that i didn't decide on the 70-200mm. 200mm will be to short for birding and wildlife in general. Actually my TC stays on the lens most of the time making it an 420mm f/5.6. But that depends on what you're planning to use it for.

davidfig wrote:
I wish it came in white. :wink:

Well. I'm glad that it's black. I actually like the black EX series finish better than the Canon L's color that screams for attention. :cool:


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Aug 23, 2006 13:36 |  #15

it's awesome. hsm keeps up with a 1d's ai-servo. plenty sharp wide open. VERY well built. i always use mine handheld, but it does require good light, which imo is it's only drawback.
fwiw, i'll be selling mine in a few days, as it'll be replaced with a 70-200 IS (only doing it for the f/2.8 and IS, not because i have any iq problems with the sigma).


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