Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO

Last updated (26 July’10):
- Review by Ephotozine

The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO features 120-300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 18 Elements in 16 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 20.4 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 150-250 cm/59.1-98.4 in and has a filter size of 105mm. The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO lens weighs 5.7 pounds and it measures 4.4 inches in diameter and 11 inches long.

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO and writes;
“Control of aberrations is excellent, helped no doubt by the inclusion of four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements, two in the front group and two in the rear. Halation and chromatic aberration are virtually impossible to induce and where they do show slightly is more likely a characteristic of the sensor as it is not evident on film.”
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User Opinions

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO User Reviews

Great Lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“After using this lens extensively, I can authoritatively say that the mount is very good quality and should provide years of service free use. If you treat it respectfully, you won’t have any problems..” – by Randall L. Steffens

Professional glass that fills gap in Nikon lineup | Rating: ★★★★★
“The pictures are tack sharp, and the bokeh is awesome–rivaling Nikon 70-200mm IMHO. People always mention you have to get a good copy from Sigma but buying new I was fairly certain this would not be a problem..” – by Frederick Gaston

Good Sigma 120-300/2.8 | Rating: ★★★★★
“The lens generally performs well, F8 improves the sharpness, but is quite soft when used wide open at 300mm (f2.8), especially at the edge of the frame. Auto focus can struggle in low light conditions, but generally seems fast and efficient..” – by Sky Mitch

Super zoom for action sports | Rating: ★★★★★
“Beautiful tack sharp full frame images with excellent color. This lens definitely took me to the next level and is the tool I needed for true pro results. The zoom is like silk and holds perfectly. This lens is heavy and built like a tank, but mounts well with a Manfrotto 234RC head on a 680B monopod..” – by Paul Johnson

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO User Manual

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO Specifications

The Sigma APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras features a large aperture of f2.8 at the 300 millimeter focal length and is optimized for used with digital SLR cameras. This lens transforms a large-aperture f2.8 300 millimeter lens into a zoom lens that allows you to determine the picture composition you want without having to change your vantage point. It has two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements in front group and another SLD element in the rear group for excellent correction of chromatic aberration.

The latest in multi-layer lens coating technology and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, which is a common problem with digital cameras, and it also creates an optimum color balance through the entire zoom range. The lens’ AF drive is equipped with a silent, responsive and high speed Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), which also provides full-time manual focus function. Since focusing and zooming do not change its overall length, this lens is easy to hold and use. In addition, since the front of the lens does not rotate, a circular polarizing filter can be easily attached and used. High-speed focusing is possible when this lens is used with dedicated APO EX 1.4 x or 2x tele-converters (sold separately).

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