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11-04-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG

Yes. That lens. That lens that ever budding photographer in the world seems to acquire at one point...

And it's a damned fine lens too!

Anyhow, after doing a bit of research I've discovered that his lens may not actually be designed for a 1.6x crop sensor and will actually work on my ME Super without that nasty 'vignetting'. I'm I correct in thinking so? I've trawled quite extensively and found nothing but a few hints of maybes and yesses, but I don't trust alot of places on the internet on the best of occasions.

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11-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Correct me if Im wrong but the DG means that its 35mm and cropped camera,the DC means only good for Dslr's

11-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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You're right - DG lens - so it is OK for 35mm, as well as digital. I have been considering getting one recently. Optically it is the same as the Olympus 70-300 (different lens body), but that gets exceptional reviews on the 4/3rds - given its price point. And on K mount, it is even cheaper.
11-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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It is useable on film -- I used one on a *ist film body for awhile, but it still does vignette at the long end (at least mine did). It actually seemed to perform better on the cropped sensor -- probably just because the corners were so weak.

11-06-2009, 06:59 AM   #5
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Well, I imagine it would perform better on a cropped sensor as the centre of a lens typically performs the best. But I'm sure you know that anyhow!

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It is a fine lens. I have one and I like it And yes, it is also a FF lens
11-06-2009, 07:48 AM   #7
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Of course now that I realise I could have taken this with me to Austria, I am spewing somewhat because I could have really done with a nice tele lens in 'dem hills.

Ah well, I have a scottish winter of climbing to look forward too with it.
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I agree...a very good lens for the price.


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