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sjms

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 4
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM "S" review by sjms
Review Date: 8/17/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $3,400.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, Accurate
Cons: Heavier then a Prime 300/2.8 but does more. lens foot mount needs a little rethink but adequate.

required no "focus adjustment" out of its box on delivery on a D4s or D810, at least for me.
I sold my Nikon 300/2.8 VR to purchase this dense chunk of optics. except for the added weight (near 0.4 lbs) this outperforms the prime due to its overall versatility. works well with the Sigma 1.4x TC. I wish they produced an intermediate TC (1.7x) like Nikon has for that little extra reach. the 2.0x is just a bit too much take for me. Alloy hood vs Composite adds a little weight but greater durability and lower replacement $. The ability to "program" the lens via the "Dock" has yet to be investigated. Sigma has been thinking good things and turning them into reality
keydet

Registered: October 2005
Posts: 5
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM "S" review by keydet
Review Date: 4/6/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $3,500.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Perfect lens for sports photography
Cons: None

This lens is a significant improvement over the previous versions and well worth the upgrade. I concur with the findings of the review here, and add that the AF operation can be improved significantly with use of the USB dock.


While Sigma has made many improvements here, the lens mount is still a bit of a weak point - there is a fair amount of play when mounted to my Nikons, and I'm concerned that this will become an issue over time (in eight years of use, my original version of this lens required two lens mount replacements).


See my complete, ongoing review of this lens here: http://sportsphotoguy.com/sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-s/


 






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