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Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Apr 3, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,625.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Constant f2.8 aperature and 120-300mm zoom range. Well constructed and priced competitively. Tripod Collar. Very Quiet and Quick hunting. It locks in and that's it. Color looks very good to me. Four year warranty.
I would think twice before carrying this lens for a five mile hike. ( I'm kinda old ). I use a Bogen monopod when shooting sports.

Bought the lens in October of 2003 for shooting High School soccer and track on my Canon 10D. The first thing when I acquire a new lens is to put it on a tripod and shoot a series of pics thru the entire f/stop range. This lens proved very sharp from f2.8 to f16. Then I had to learn which sensors work best for me to get a higher ratio of sharp pictures. I finally have decided that I enjoy the challenge of "sharp shooting" wide open with/without my Sigma APO 1.4 teleconverter. Missed focus I blame on my slow reactions and inexperience with auto-focus lenses. I have 45 yrs. of motion picture productions and large camera landscape work for fun. It is truly a joy when I "hit" focus on fast action and I can see the beads of sweat and facial details etc. This lens is truely a keeper.