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Jun 07, 2013 17:08 as a reply to  @ post 16009349 |  #346

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Jun 21, 2013 11:46 |  #347

jrbdmb wrote in post #16009234 (external link)
I continue to hope that Sigma will release a revised 100-300 with OS.

My feeling is we won't see one, from what I've read it was never a big seller to begin with but the 120-300 2.8 OS is a big draw especially when you consider the price against a Canon 300 2.8 IS II.


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Jun 21, 2013 11:49 |  #348

Unfortunately, the 120-300 is a much larger and heavier lens. It sure would be nice to see this one with OS but, I agree, it's unlikely to happen. On the other hand if Canon DOES update their 100-400 as predicted, it might stimulate Sigma to update this one.


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Jun 26, 2013 04:26 |  #349

hmmm my lad had a 120-300 2.8 os bought new and he couldn't wait to sell it ,i have just aquired a 1DMKII off of him and am presently looking (in the u.k) for one of these sigma 100-300mmf4 lenses ,when i get it i'll update this thread


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Jun 26, 2013 09:53 |  #350

They just updated the 120-300 OS again and it looks like a great lens - just quite big and heavy so I don't think it competes with the 100-300 for that reason.


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Jul 29, 2013 13:22 |  #351

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Jul 29, 2013 13:47 |  #352

icassell wrote in post #16066397 (external link)
They just updated the 120-300 OS again and it looks like a great lens - just quite big and heavy so I don't think it competes with the 100-300 for that reason.

It needs to be big and heavy due to it´s big aperture. The 120-300 will never be a direct competitor but is a class higher than the 100-300 was. Canon and Nikon have the same with their f2.8 Pro-range and the f4 Semi-pro range for a little less money.


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Jul 29, 2013 13:53 |  #353

ormathisen wrote in post #16163921 (external link)
It needs to be big and heavy due to it´s big aperture. The 120-300 will never be a direct competitor but is a class higher than the 100-300 was. Canon and Nikon have the same with their f2.8 Pro-range and the f4 Semi-pro range for a little less money.

Agreed. It will be interesting to watch the market in the next couple of years. With the advent of cameras that do very well at high ISO, the need for f/2.8 optics will come more from a creative desire to decrease DOF than a need for low light capability. With the newest firmware upgrades on the 5D3 and the 1DX (and, I'm hoping, on a 7D2 if it ever appears), Canon now allows their bodies to AF at wider apertures (f/8). Perhaps we will see the manufacturers invest more in the f/4 optics. I would have happily paid less for a 500/5.6 than my 500/4 if I were able to AF with a 1.4x teleconverter.

BTW, the difference in cost between Canon's f/4 lenses and f/2.8 lenses is not "a little less money" to some of us. It is quite substantial (as is the weight/size of the lens).


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Jul 29, 2013 14:44 |  #354

True, but no matter the ISO-quality of today : shooting evening soccer with f2.8 vs. f4 is quite a difference and the difference between f4 and f2.8 on 300mm is noticeable when it comes to DOF in soccer photos.

The difference between the 100-300 f4 and the 120-300 f2.8 OS is also a lot more than just one stop of light. I´ve used the 100-300 for a long tome for sports but traded it for a 120-300 OS in April this year. The image quality looks a little better. AF is way faster and OS is valuable for the times I use TC´s (Even some claims that OS is not needed for sports). The weather sealing is brilliant to have North in Norway and all in all the 120-300 gives me back the money I spent on it in a bigger degree than the 100-300mm did. The weight will always be an issue but I always use a monopod and the flexibility I have with a zoom lens gives me the opportunity to use only one body for most events I attend.

Even though the 100-300 f4 is a fantastic lens (Definately recommended!!) I would never trade or sell my 120-300 and go back to the 100-300mm.


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Jul 29, 2013 15:56 |  #355

I understand you perfectly and agree completely with your assessment of the current breed of lenses and the important differences between the 100-300/4 and the 120-300/2.8. My comment, however, is that an f/4 lens could be made with all of the improvements you mention (increased ruggedness, weather sealing, better AF, OS, etc.) and still be a lot less expensive than an f/2.8 lens if the manufacturers were interested. Good electronics remain less expensive than good optics. In that case, the only downside (which, depending on your interests, could be less or more important) would be the DOF. If you have a camera that does well at ISO 12,500 or more (and this is coming, I'm sure), the nighttime use advantage of f/2.8 begins to melt away.

The manufacturers would need to decide that there would be more money for them in the potential increased volume of less expensive lenses sold than in the individual returns from the fewer very expensive lenses they sell.


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Jul 29, 2013 16:05 |  #356

Definately agree with you. I also think an f4 lens, weather sealed with OS, would be a bigger hit for the common market than the 120-300 is now. The weight and size is the key reason and for the high-end market that´s not an issue as most big lenses are heavy anyway. The 100-300 is slightly bigger than the Canon 70-200 f2.8 so the size is good, but is an amazing and more versatile lens than the 70-200 in my eyes. I´m honestly hoping for a renewed 100-300 f4 OS to appear on the market in the future as an alternative to the 120-300 and as a stepping stone for those who can´t justify spending money on the 120-300. I would actually consider adding it to the arsenal to be able to travel a bit lighter sometimes and still have the advantages of shooting with fixed aperture through the zoom-range.


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Jul 29, 2013 16:08 |  #357

Agreed. I have the 500/4, but an improved version of the 100-300 would be a great addition especially if it worked well with a TC (I have the Sigma 1.4x and the 2x but have never been overly impressed with them added on to this lens). 100-300 makes more sense to me than 70-200.


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Jul 29, 2013 16:18 |  #358

I used the Sigma 1.4x with the 100-300 and stopped it down to f6.3 with decent results. AF wasn´t that good but I got the photos I needed. I found that the Kenko 1.4x Pro(?) 300 was better for the 100-300.


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Sep 20, 2013 07:42 as a reply to  @ post 1890123 |  #359

Just bought this lens. Nikon shooter(D7000) but this seems to be the best place to post about this lens. Hopefully will arrive this Monday Australian time. Have read the postings about Sig 1.4 EX APO HSM vs Kenko 1.4 Pro 300 teleconverters. Seems like the Kenko might have the edge in IQ with the Sig being a tad more reliable in regards to AF with this lens. Bought the Sig. FYI, paid AUD$750 for the non DG version of the Sig 100-300mm F4.




  
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Sep 20, 2013 11:14 |  #360

Where did all the photos go? :)

Here are a couple from the lens paired with a 7D.

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