about | support
home
 


  Reviews by: jeisner  

View profile View recent posts View reviews Visit Homepage Add jeisner to your Buddy List
Sigma 135-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 ASP AF APO

18499135-400
Review Date: Jan 22, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Very solid build for the price range, rather sharp when used on a monopod, fairly cheap yet not cheap and plastic feeling...
Cons:
Backfocus at less than 250mm when near wide (like many Sigma lenses..

If you are looking for something better than your run of the mill 70-300/4-5.6 zooms, but cant afford a $1000+ lens then this is a good balance... It does extend a lot when zoomed, but the barrel is solid and has no freeplay... Mine has very little if any zoom creep (very stiff zoom ring).. On my *ist DS it does tend to backfocus a little when wide open and at its wider end (like some other Sigma zooms). I can live with it, as I use it mainly from 250-400mm where strangely enough it seems to be at its best...

I do suggest using a monopod as it is not a light lens, and you will get a much better sharp photo hit rate...