Sigma 300/2.8 test

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Randy, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. My 'used' sigma 300 2.8 got it's 1st outing last night,
    a 6:30pm soccer game that I normally shoot w/ the 30D.

    The lens is built like a hammer and it weighs almost as much as me. AF speed and accuracy were impressive.


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  2. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    They look good....Really like the bokeh.
     
  3. Nice captures and use of light. To my mind the best soccer pix are more about body shape and facial expression than the capture of peak action(ball on foot etc) like in shot #8. Look forward to more feedback on the Sigma 300

    Brooks
     
  4. snownow

    snownow

    627
    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal
    That lens was a nice find.... Great use of it. Well done as always.
     
  5. Looks good Randy so what do you think the AF is probably much faster than the 300 f4
     
  6. yes, AF is way faster, sharper and more accurate than the 300/4

    this is a heavy fat lens though and will take some time to get used to it's immobility....i am a swing and fire shooter who shoots the ball/action and this lens will test me for sure

    image detail in this light is impressive
    what I have been missing in IQ IMO is the need to min crops...w/ the 70-200 I was cropping too much and losing IQ

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  7. thx Rod
    me2
     
  8. thx Brooks
     
  9. thx Robert

    it looks like it saved me $3K+
     
  10. InitialD

    InitialD

    151
    Mar 12, 2007
    Malaysia
    Great action shots Randy. I've come across two types of Sigma 300mm f/2.8 lenses. Which one did you get? The one with the EX finish?
     
  11. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    *borat voice* .... very nice.....
     
  12. Looks like it passed the test. Very nice shots.
     
  13. Nice shots with the new lens, Pal

    Just checking in from Paris on holiday and see your new gift to yourself. Congrats!!!!
     
  14. thx Topher
    i think u need to chk one of these out before u get the nikon
    it's prob not worth $3K more for the VR and the diff in IQ (but maybe it is)
    of course that's new vs used but the nikon's are rare used and are usually $4k
     
  15. thx Brian

    it far surpased what I expected for a 6:30pm soccer game
     
  16. thx Peter....how about some pics buddy to remind us of what we are missing :smile:
     
  17. thx Jason
    this is the 1st one, the EX HSM APO
    the 2nd one is the same but w/ the DG coating
    now there may be a non HSM older version but I wouldn't get a non AFS or HSM lens for sports
     
  18. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice and sweet lighting too.
     
  19. thx frank
    even at f4 bokeh is nice on this lens
     
  20. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    did you shoot all these at f4 ?
     
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