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Sigma SA-300 35mm SLRs

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by SLW a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2003

Strengths:    User-friendly, a lot of features. DOF preview. Reliability

Weaknesses:    Finding other lenses. I am glad I bought what I have while they were still available. No trade in value to speak of.

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this camera since the early 90's and like it alot. While I feel I have grown out of it, I am still using it.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   American TV

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charles Schenk a Expert from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2001

Strengths:    Lots of nice features, including autobracketing and mirror-up for telephotos. Exposure control has held up well for six years now.

Weaknesses:    Limited availability of lenses. Even Adorama carried only three or four with Sigma SA mount. Went to B&H for additional lenses.

Bottom Line:   
I would buy it again -- if you undersatnd that trade-in value is nil. To get the same features on a Nikon, Canon, Pentax, etc., would cost hundreds more.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   Adorama, NYC

Similar Products Used:   Used to work in cameras shop, early '90s, so tried all the 35mm AF SLRs of that era. Sigma SA-300 compares well.

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marco Menzhausen a Intermediate from California

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2001

Strengths:    Lots of features for the money

Weaknesses:    Only accepts sigma mount lenses, bad autofocus (be prepared to use manual focus most of the time), 28mm photos do not work with EF-430 Flash, batteries do not last.

Bottom Line:   
Lots of features for the money, however my experience has not been good. Autofocus a really bad, and the tradeup offer to an SA5, SA7 or SA9, was virtually the same as being it new from B&H. Unfortunaltey since I have various lenses for this camera I am stuck with getting the SA9. I definately would not recommend this camera.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   B&H NY

Similar Products Used:   Canon, Nikon, Pentax

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barny Collins a Beginner from Devon

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2000

Strengths:    PRICE AND FACILITES
GOT 28-80 MACRO LENSE WITH PRICE


Weaknesses:    CLOSE UP AUTOFOCUS

Bottom Line:   
GOOD CAMERA FOR BEGINNERS LIKE ME

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fausto Araujo a Expert from Palo Alto

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2000

Strengths:    Lots of features. Best are mirror lock up and dof preview which are almos inexistent in modern cameras

Weaknesses:    Looks and feels of weak construction, view finder very dark, only accepts Sigma lens, does not like cold weather (batteries go weaker in minutes).

Bottom Line:   
Lots of useful features for a low price.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 6006, FM2, Minolta X700, Pentax PZ1P

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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