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Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Jun 2, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,166.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Price, focal lenghts, sharpness, AF speed.

I bought my first one back in december 2003, ownd it for some 2 months and found it to be a superb lens in every way. A 300mm lens with zoom down to 120mm, that also performed great with both 1,4x and 2x teleconverters. Did even do well with stacked converters:)

Since I didn't know any better, I sold this lens so that I could get the $ to buy a EF 300mm f2.8 IS. Somehow I had made up my mind that IS was something I had to have.

To make a long story short; I got the EF 300mm f2.8 IS and tested it, but when I took the pricetag + quality of the pictures and compared it to the 120-300's price and quality of pictures and also got a zoom...there was not much more to think about.

I now have boutght a new Sigma EX 120-300 f2.8 lens and would recommend it to everyone that would like to have the best 300mm f2.8 zoom lens out there.

Of course, if you have unlimited amount of $ and can afford 2 houses and a L prime for one and a L zoom for the other, get those, but if not: This is the one to get!