Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-31-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 37
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DL Macro Super?

I deleted this post because I no longer wish to be a member of the PentaxForums.


Last edited by LadyRo; 07-01-2010 at 10:46 AM.
05-31-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 550
I can't comment exactly on the lens you are looking at. As I have a different version of that lens (Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO (AF Lens))

As for the lens itself I found it pretty good for the price I paid for it. It's not the sharpest lens in the world but it does get pretty decent pictures with good colour. My version of the lens gets soft past 200mm. In addition to just image quality. The lens suffers from severe noisy. It's not quiet at all when focusing.

From what I know the APO version of the lens has only improvements in terms of CA. In my opinion you should widen your budget a little bit more and you could probably get the Tamron equivalent or perhaps the APO version of the Sigma. These can be had for $100-$150.
06-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #3
Pentaxian
reeftool's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,011
I have had good results from mine. I find it quite sharp at the shorter ends of the zoom. From around 220-300mm, it a little soft wide open but at around f11, it's still pretty sharp. The close up/macro feature does a very good job. There have been numerous threads about both the Sigma and the Tamron 70-300 and both are similar in quality and price. Any real differences will probably be an issue of individual copys of the lens. I think these lenses do a very good job for the price. Stopped down to f/8-f/11, they can hold their own with most of the higher priced longer zooms. As long as the copy you are buying is in good condition and working order, I would consider it a good buy.
06-01-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
Junior Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 37
Original Poster
I deleted this post because I no longer wish to be a member of the PentaxForums.


Last edited by LadyRo; 07-01-2010 at 10:46 AM.
06-01-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
Junior Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 37
Original Poster
I deleted this post because I no longer wish to be a member of the PentaxForums.

Last edited by LadyRo; 07-01-2010 at 10:46 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
70-300mm f4-5.6 dl, f4-5.6 dl macro, k-mount, pentax lens, sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 70-300mm DL macro super nicholas621 Sold Items 6 12-17-2009 12:04 AM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma DL Macro Super 70-300mm f/4-5.6 1:2 Macro Lens, Worldwide Ship! wallyb Sold Items 10 12-16-2009 10:36 PM
For Sale - Sold: New Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro Super II $95 jake14mw Sold Items 4 05-15-2009 12:22 PM
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super drabina Sold Items 4 05-12-2008 11:16 AM
For Sale - Sold: FS: Sigma 70-300mm APO Macro Super (non-DG) igowerf Sold Items 0 07-07-2007 02:49 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top