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05-16-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Any info on Sigma Zoom AF 75-300mm f4.5-5.6?

I accidentally came up on this lens today, but couldn't find much information on it on the net. It is obviously an old lens, very heavy (compared to Pentax DA 55-300mm) with a pull-push zoom.

Attached are pictures of the lens and a couple more taken with it, no PP except resizing.

When I viewed the EXIF with PhotoME v0.79R17, it says the lens is a Tokina AF 730 75-300mm F4.5-5.6.

Anyone knows anything about this seemingly good lens?

1st picture: 160mm, ISO 400, 1/20, f4.5
2nd picture: 250mm, ISO 100, 1/250, f5.6

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05-17-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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I've handled one before and I assume its simply the predecessor to the Sigma 70-300/4.5-5.6DL, DL2, DG and the Sigma 70-300/4.5-5.6 APO.

It does a decent job optically but I didn't buy it for the price offered (50-60bucks?) cuz I almost exclusively use manual focus and the focus ring I felt was a bit to thin and too far up to reach efficiently.
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I own that lens, actually, and I am only replacing it because the push/pull zoom is just not good enough for following toddlers does shoot phenomenal pictures, though...nice, creamy bokeh and quite fast for the price.
05-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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Sigma Zoom AF 75-300mm zoom f4.5-5.6

This lens is just amazingly good for its sub-100 dollar price, even if it is too damn heavy for its focal length.

But had to sell this fine, fine copy only because I already have a Pentax DA 55-300mm.

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