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Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

 
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Jul 27, 2007 09:34 |  #61

Keep in mind the 120-300 is substantially heavier and harder to handhold.


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Jul 27, 2007 13:22 |  #62

Ospi wrote in post #3617902 (external link)
For those who own this, how is the af speed compared to a 300 f/4 prime or a 100-400L for those who own/have owned them? Its the only thing im really concerned about, everything else seems to be great, IQ, build quality etc.

I seem to be repeating myself a lot on this thread. The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8EX is the fastest focusing and most accurate focusing zoom I own (list in signature) and yes... that list includes a 100-400L.


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Jul 27, 2007 13:45 |  #63

Like our esteemed Muderator (above) i also own a 100-400L (which i like) alongside a 120-300.

I just happen to like the 120-300 more :)


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Jul 27, 2007 14:19 |  #64

I owned a 100-400 but got fed up with it's poor low light performance so sold it to get the 120-300


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Jul 28, 2007 02:09 |  #65

Another couple of examples, this time with a 1.4x TC

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Jul 30, 2007 16:00 |  #66

Well i spent all day Saturday at the Silverstone Classic shooting with the 120-300 and 2x TC on the camera...which has only confirmed what an excellent lens this is :D

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To be honest, web-sized shots don't do it justice so i'm working on a full gallery of hi-res shots taken only with the 120-300, with & without the TC. I'll post up a link when it's ready in a few days.

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Jul 30, 2007 18:02 |  #67

Looking forward to it GSH. That pic is as sharp as my prime is without any TC's.


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Aug 08, 2007 07:30 |  #68

GSH wrote in post #3638468 (external link)
Well i spent all day Saturday at the Silverstone Classic shooting with the 120-300 and 2x TC on the camera...which has only confirmed what an excellent lens this is :D

Ouch -that Porsche has taken a bit of a beating!


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Aug 08, 2007 09:07 |  #69

Cadwell wrote in post #3620221 (external link)
I seem to be repeating myself a lot on this thread. The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8EX is the fastest focusing and most accurate focusing zoom I own (list in signature) and yes... that list includes a 100-400L.

I'm glad you did repeat yourself!. You have made me read more about this lens. It looks like an amazing lens.
I would mainly use it for youth baseball.
I already own it's "little brother" the 100-300mm f/4. Because of the weight of the 2.8, I could see owning both, at least for a while.

I might pick up the Canon 200mm 2.8L and then start saving for this one


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Aug 08, 2007 15:50 |  #70

Some "slightly" larger examples ;)

Without 2xTC-Click here. (external link)

Without 2xTC-Click here. (external link)

With 2xTC-Click here. (external link)

120-300 Gallery-Click! (external link)


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Aug 08, 2007 17:21 as a reply to  @ GSH's post |  #71

A couple from an airshow earlier this summer -

Both shots with 2x TC at 600mm handheld.

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Aug 08, 2007 17:54 |  #72

OP asked for f2.8 shots but as everyone seems to be going over :) All shot using 1dmkII and of course sigma 120-300


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Aug 17, 2007 00:27 as a reply to  @ KIPAX's post |  #73

Ok so I want to add a question to this mix.

I am in the process of picking up the non-DG version.

I have heard that the Sigma 1.4 extender doesn't affect focus speed like the Canon does on the Canon Lenses?

Is this true or not?

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Aug 17, 2007 00:58 |  #74

Not true. Focus speed is decreased with he Sigma 1.4x extender regardless of Sigma's claims to the contrary. However, the 120-300mm AF speed is still fast enough with the 1.4x TC to shoot everything up to and including Formula 1 race cars.


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Aug 19, 2007 16:26 |  #75

1DIII + 120-300

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