Sigma 100-300 - Cheap & Good, or Just Cheap?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Ken-L, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I now have the Nikon 24-120VR and Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses, and am considering getting rid of the 28-200 for a little more telephoto. Maybe 100-300 or something like that. I won't get a lot of use out of it, but would like the extra reach when I take an Alaska cruise in August.

    I did a search and found that "daodang" uses a Sigma 100-300 lens and seems happy with it. It's an inexpensive lens. I can get one for even less.... but will it do the "job"? From the shots I saw from daodang it seems it would. I know I'm a "price snob": If it's cheap it's no good, if it's expensive, maybe it's good.

    Comments, suggestions?
     
  2. IxLr8

    IxLr8 Guest

    I don't have any experience with the 100-300 but I own 2 Sigma Pro Glass lenses (24-70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO & 70-200 F2.8 EX HSM) and I use it more the my Nikon lenses.
     
  3. If you're referring to the Sigma 100-300 f4 EX HSM lens, I have yet to hear anything bad about it. I seriously considered that lens but opted for the Nikon fixed 300. Every sample I saw was exceptional and it is highly rated on the lens rating sites. I don't own the lens now but may sometime in the future. I've seen it priced anywhere between $650-899.
     
  4. great lens...

    I had it for a while.....excellent lens.. very sharp and
    accurate and swift to focus...
     
  5. I tested one of these vs. a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 AFS plus TC-14E, and I found the Sigma to be every bit as good. Focuses fast and accurate and very sharp.

    I wouldn't be concerened at all.
     
  6. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Then you should be looking at the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8. ;)

    Seriously, what is the consensus on that lens?
     
  7. I have the 120-300 and love it. The only drawback is the weight, tough to handhold. That is what is nice about the 100-300, it is not so heavy, but you lose the 1 stop of light.
     
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