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Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 DL 35mm Zoom

4.2 star rating
                      4.2 / 5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $160.00
Focal Length : 100mm - 300mm | Max. Aperture : f/4.5-f/6.7  | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length100mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5-f/6.7
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Closest Focusing Distance79.2 in
    Picture Angle8.2 - 24.4 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diameter2.8 in
    Length3.9 in
    Weight14.88 oz
    Product ID24951529

Product Description

Less than 4 inches long and under 2.8 inches diameter, with a filter diameter of just 55mm. It covers the most frequently used telephoto focal lengths, making it perfect for a broad range of subjects and applications, from portraiture to sports and nature shooting.
  • Aperture range: f/4.5-32

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Sam a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: September 18, 2009

    Strengths:    OK image quality

    Weaknesses:    Slow focus. Focus searches for awhile to find point. Cheapy feeling/lightweight.

    Bottom Line:   
    Lens is very cheapy feeling. Image quality is OK. When focusing, the lens rattles and makes weird noises. I would recommend to save your money and get something a little better for a little more. But, if you don't have a little more and don't shoot a lot of pictures, this lens is cheap and good for the price.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $53.00

    Purchased At:   keh.com

    Similar Products Used:   Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS

    Type of photography:   Sports

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by SF Rebeldude a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 2004

    Strengths:    Focal Length.
    Quality for the price.

    Weaknesses:    300mm is not as close as what is really wanted.
    Not compatable with Sigma 2X Teleconverter. (However, it does work well with Kenko 2X teleconverter.)

    Bottom Line:   
    I used this lens at a SF Giants games and have gotten nice results (even from the upper view level). The Auto Focus tends to search a little in Low Light. Sometimes the edge of the photos can be kind of dark. Of course I was using a higher shutterspeed at a great distance in order to freeze the action. Under normal circumstances the pictures come out very nice.

    I got this lens included in a kit packaged with a Canon EOS Rebel Ti and a Sigma 28-80mm AF Mini Zoom Macro Lens. Total kit price was $299.95. At $140.00 this lens is a bargain. As in the other reviews this lens takes great pictures and is of good quality.

    This lens is excellent for sporting events.

    Still I eventually want to purchase the new 80-400mm EX APO Optical Stabalization AF Lens. However, we are talking about a Thousand Dollar lens. That is not a fair comparison.

    Again, for the price this lens is a bargain and it takes very good pictures.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Cameta Camera, NY eB

    Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 28-200mm AF USM.
    Sigma 28-80mm AF MSM,
    Tamron 19-35mm Super Wide Angle Zoom,
    Sigma 50mm EX Macro and a Sigma 105mm EX Macro.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mauiphoto a Professional

    Date Reviewed: March 2, 2004

    Strengths:    Price

    Weaknesses:    Plastic

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great product for it's price. I have had excellent results with this lense. The lens is a slow but what do you expect for a $80 lens. Highly recommended.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Canon and Tamron

    Type of photography:   Sports

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dr Neil a Expert

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, compact, good image quality, great zoom range. Easy to carry anywhere in an outdoor jacket pocket.

    Weaknesses:    Slow at the 300mm end, plastic lens mount.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have used this lens to take a few hundred autumn (fall) images and it has been brilliant. Used on digital SLR at 400 ASA it has proved a real winner at a really cheap price (£89). It can hold its own against much more expensive (and bigger and heavier) 75-300's no problem.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Purchased At:   Warehouse Express

    Similar Products Used:   Canon 75-300mm IS
    Canon 100-300mm

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bill a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: October 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Great 4X6's Super cheap.

    Weaknesses:    Very slow but who cares if you are working in the sun.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this lens new on Ebay when the asking bid was $45. and no one else bid. For $45. how can you go wrong? Every photo I have exposed with this lens on several different Nikon bodies have all been well worth the $45.I paid for the lens. How can I recommend a $45. lens? As long as you are useing fast print film you will get exelent results within a workable focal length. Buy one.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Just about every Nikon/Nikkor lens.

    Type of photography:   People

    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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