Sigma Telephoto 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Image archive

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Sauk, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Sauk

    Sauk

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    Thought I would start one since I wanted it added to that new sticky.

    I would highly recommend this lens for people on a budget, but want a very quality, sharp lens for shooting sports.


    Here are some sample photos:

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  2. Matt interesting you bring this up. You use the Nikkor VR 300 f2.8 too right? Can you compare the two for me? For sports use solely, how far apart are they in (1) image quality and (2) AF performance? Can a guy get by with the Siggy shooting at f2.8-f3.5 or is it a waste and the Nikon the better expenditure?
     
  3. Sauk

    Sauk

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    DJ

    I have only shot the Sigma. And without a doubt you can get by shooting 2.8. All images need sharpening at some point. I get great shots at F2.8. If you want me to post some let me know and I can.
     
  4. A very sharp lens too...:wink:
     
  5. Matt maybe could you comment about the Sigma's general sharpness and AF performance against the 70-200VR? I'm currently using the AF-S 300 f4, and more than a little tempted to upgrade to the f2.8's now that I have more need for reach with the D700...
     
  6. Can you post some wide open shots? I see the shots you have posted are at F/4.
     
  7. Sauk

    Sauk

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    Those shots at F4 are with a 1.4 ext. But let me get some together and I will get them posted :)
     
  8. Sauk

    Sauk

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  9. INteresting, how do you find the AF speed and focus aquisition with this lens? If you can compare to Nikon that would be a bonus of course...
     
  10. Sauk

    Sauk

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    I have not shot Nikon yet, but I do hope to rent a Nikon 200-400 at some point. After I do that I will be able to compare.

    But coming from canon and their 300 prime I would say it is a touch slower in speed. I mean we are talking about a 3,000 dollar lens to an almost 4,500 lens.

    The lens is not the best, but it does well enough to be honest.

    If I had to rate the lens on focus speed it would be a 8 out of 10. It's quick and does well. Body build is solid.
     
  11. Solid work Matthew, very nice. Lens looks like a winner. I'm happy with my Sigma 120-300 2.8, sharp wide open and AF is quick.
     
  12. I hope to invest in a Sigma 120-300 within the next year or so. I've heard many great things about it.
     
  13. Here's one with the 120-300 + 1.4 tc at f4 and 420mm. Seems pretty sharp to me. :)

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  14. photobrad

    photobrad

    Oct 1, 2008
    Florida
    Nate dig up that thread on the 200vr or the 300 2.8 and you'll see a marked difference in sharpness. They are sick. YOu can literally count the feathers...your shot is nice for sure. But omg when you see some of those shots...

    it does hurt the old wallet however...
     
  15. Sauk

    Sauk

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    Aug 4, 2008
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