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  • Large f4 orifice with minimal light fall-off for splendid images
  • Inner focusing complement allows connection of petal-shaped hoods as well as filters
  • Special low apportionment potion for tall picture quality
  • Focal length: 100 to 300 millimeters
  • Designed for Konica Minolta digital SLR cameras

Product Description
This telephoto wizz lens provides the vast f4 orifice during all focal lengths. The multi covering lens cloaking as well as lens pattern revoke light as well as ghosting, as well as additionally maintains minimal light-fall-off, higher marginal liughtness is ensured.

Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM APO Fast Aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens for Minolta as well as Sony SLR Cameras



5 Reviews

  1. M. Farrell says:

    I bought this lens to use with my Canon 30D for high school sports (soccer, football, baseball, etc). I already had the Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and needed more focal length. Like the 70-200 F/2.8, this lens is big, heavy, and built like a tank. The bare lens is about an inch longer than the 70-200, but the 100-300’s hood is longer than the 70-200’s hood.

    The zoom and focus rings are wide and move smoothly with just the right amount of resistance. This lens is sharp wide open. At the overlapping focal lengths, the 70-200 at F/4 is just barely sharper than this lens at F/4 (wide open). At 200mm, this lens is actually sharper (200mm is this lens’s sweet spot.) At 300mm, the lens is still sharp wide open, but I like to stop down to F/4.5 just to keep things super-sharp. Up to 250mm, I would not hesitate to use it wide open.

    This Sigma lens has HSM which means the focus is fast and quiet. The lens focuses a little slower than the 70-200 F/2.8, but I’ve found that the 30D is more of a limiting factor in focus speed than the lens is. Servo tracking is very good with this lens, the only time it can’t keep up is when track runners are sprinting straight at me (although again, I think the body is the limiting factor here.) For almost every other situation, the focus will definitely keep up.

    All in all, this is not an indoor lens by any means, but as an outdoor sports (or wildlife/nature) lens, it is awesome.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. John Nelson says:

    I bought this lens because the Canon 100-400mm was alittle to much for my pocket book. I have had the lens over 5 months and used it mostly outdoors with a monopod. A monopod is a must, Living next to Yellowstone Park I use this lens alot, however it is alittle heavy, and needs alot of light to get a perfect picture. Its not a L lens but it has its qualities that are very close, this lens doesn’t get the attention it deserves for outdoor photography.

    If you are looking for a good F4 lens without spending over $ 900.00 this is a good alternative. If you shot in low light tripod is a must.

    Overall I am very happy with this lens, I would give it 5 stars if it handled low light better.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Kam L. L. Lily says:

    The HSM of this lens is faster than Nikon 80-200 on D70s (it hunt around 2 times when i tried to focus on my frd who was in blue/white stripes at opposite side of a tennis court walking to me) and Sigma 70-200 on 350D. How fast is that? I could say that it is as fast as the EF-S 18-55 kit lens! Do bear in mind, usually wide lenses focuses faster than tele.
    Besides, the handling and build of this lens is good. Tripod mount made of metal. Holding the tripod ring and focusing ring feels great. I shaked this lens on intention, and hit it to a table… ( this is not my lens :P ) It works same well and not even a tiny scratch is done on the lens after all
    However, it has some draw backs. 300mm focal length is a bit too long for me. F4.0 is a bit too narrow to use with 300mm indoor … your photos may be blurred if you handheld them
    Conclusion: It is a perfect lens (especially sports) if you use it under bright sunlight.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Gary Craggs says:

    I can only add my unreserved enthusiasm for this lens to the technical reviews out there. I had one off ebay, rarely used it and sold it when strapped for cash, but then spent months craving it back. Finally a wonderful person in my life bought me a new one from Amazon and since when I’ve taken hundreds of sporting and street journalism images.
    It handles and balances really well on my Nikon D2X, has solid zoom ring in a great position, smooth movement of manual focus override if needed, near silent use, non-rotating and non-extruding front element, removable tripod clamp. It feels like its hewn from solid volcanic rock and glass -in stark contrast to the Nikon 18-200mm which has essentially and almost literally fallen apart after 3 years. The long end of this is so much sharper, brighter to compose, and richer in quality (as well as longer in telephoto) than the Nikon. The wide end of that will soon be replaced by a 16-85mm. Highly recommended, and can’t find the slightest niggle to complain about.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. D. Hills says:

    This lens is the third Sigma lens I have purchased for my Sony A100 digital SLR. The lens is very well constructed. The mount is all metal. Auto focus is quick and accurate. I especially like the fact that all movement is internal. At 3 pounds, this is not a lightweight lens but it does not change length when zooming or focusing. This keeps the system very well balanced. The tripod mount is somewhat small compared to the Sigma 50-500 zoom but it secures the lens very well. Image sharpness at the minimum focusing distance of 71 inches is excellent. Image sharpness on distance shots at f4 is not good but improves at f5.6 and is very good at f8 thru f16.
    I also own the Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX DG autofocus zoom lens. The image quality of the 100-300 zoom is better at all focal lengths than the 50-500 zoom. Image quality with the 50-500 zoom is best at 300mm but the 100-300 zoom is better.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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