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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Lens Sample Photos

Lens: 70-300mm f/4-5.6
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Guest 16-Jan-2008 01:47
I have Canon 40D and I bought a copy of this lens (real cheap), arrived yesterday and here are my sample shots

I am impressed with this lens 300mm is really usable and acceptable sharpness (on good lighting condition though) and focusing is fairly quick. It is a recommend add on lens IMHO.
Lord Throplebury of Winklesham22-Nov-2006 17:02
I've been playing with the MTF figures over at (extrapolating the data that the 70-300 would give on a D200 body to compare with the Nikon lens tests), and have made a startling discovery (well, not that startling to be honest); The Sigma AF 70-300/4-5.6 APO is sharper in the centre at 200mm and f/8-f/11 that any of the other similar range lenses tested (Nikkor AF-S 55-200/4.5-5.6, Nikkor AF-S 18-200VR/4-5.6, Nikkor AF 75-300/4-5.6, Nikkor AF 70-210/4, and Nikkor AF 80-400/4.5-5.6. The cheapest lens to top the Sigma AF 70-300/4-5.6 APO for sharpness is the Nikon AF 80-200/2.8 Pro lens!
Lord Throplebury of Winklesham04-Aug-2006 18:04
I bought this lens new many years ago for use on a 35mm film body. It is still going strong and works well on my D70s, especially if one pays attention to the golden rules of use, to wit:

Drop down a couple of stops in aperture (f8-11 work well)
Remember to select a high shutter speed (use higher ISO if needed) and/or support the lens well (105-450mm equivalent on a Nikon DX sensor body!)
Avoid the extremes of zoom range

Some samples here:

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