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Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

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Review Date: Jul 22, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Incredibly sharp all the way thru the range, all around great lens
Cons:
This is not lightweight at 5 3/4 lbs, but what 300mm F2.8 isn't heavy.

This lens was my first pro lens after shooting with some consumer grade glass and what a difference that makes! My first use of this lens took me to Wales. The fist pics were taken in Tenby/Saundersfoot area. I had truly hit it right. I have since taken pics of all kinds of landscape, airplanes (including Concorde), the moon, and lots more. I truly can't say enough good stuff about this lens! This past weekend took me to Fairford for Int'l Air Tatoo (IAT) and that made all the difference in the world having a monster lens that can perform. Just to name some of the pics taken were the Super Hornet doing a high subsonic flyby and I can thank the 10D for 9 frame buffer as well as a Hawker Hunter, Tornado, B-1B Lancer amung other planes doing high speed passes. It seems that this has made it a lot easier to take really good pics. It just works like that. This lens has bailed me out a few times when the lighting was leaving a lot to be desired and the F2.8 is where it is at.

Would I recommend it? If you have the cash, a very big most definitely!