sigma 100-300 f4 apo if ex


reso

Link Posted 13/06/2019 - 18:26
how do the forum member,s rate this lens i think its the 1st version? and the seller reconds it need +9 on his k3
is this good or bad
advice please
k3 k5iis sigma 12-24 ex dg tamron 17-50 2.8 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma 24-70 2.8 ex dg macro tokina af 70-210 pentax da*300 tamron sp 500 kenko pz af dg 1.5 converter and a flash

davidwozhere

Link Posted 14/06/2019 - 00:15
It is an affordable 300mm for a K1 but it isn't as good as say, a 55-300 PLM on a K3. As to the +9, it might not need that on your camera. It is also a bit hefty.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Chrism8

Link Posted 14/06/2019 - 07:39
Its a superb lens, I've had one for over 10 years, I'm surprised the seller is suggesting a +9 adj on his K3, I appreciate all lenses are marginally different, mine needs no adj on either my K5 / K3ii or K1.

Just ask Mike P how he rates this lens, he's had at least 3 that I know off, ( I purchased one off his for a good friend last year ) , sold then regretted, then re-purchased
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

carmagw

Link Posted 15/06/2019 - 14:40
It is a cracking lens, I have the later version which I've used regularly for motorsport for a number of years now. Works very well on K1 and crop sensors, very good IQ wide open and quick to focus (screw drive).

Some of the shots in my gallery have been taken with this.


Regards

George

davidwozhere

Link Posted 16/06/2019 - 01:00
Have I got hold of a bad copy perhaps? I bought it based on reviews and was generally disappointed with it. The 55-300PLM outperforms it in every respect. I shall play with the AF adjustment and see what happens.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Chrism8

Link Posted 16/06/2019 - 11:50
The lens is well capable of excellent results, this is one from last year @ 200mm on a K3ii, mine is one of the early versions with the paint peeling issue.



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 16/06/2019 - 11:50

reso

Link Posted 16/06/2019 - 21:59
Thanks for all the comments very helpfull i was doing a deal with a person on anouther site but it fell through
any body want a pentax da* 300 swap for a sigma 100-300 f4
k3 k5iis sigma 12-24 ex dg tamron 17-50 2.8 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma 24-70 2.8 ex dg macro tokina af 70-210 pentax da*300 tamron sp 500 kenko pz af dg 1.5 converter and a flash

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/06/2019 - 01:11
I'm definitely going to put mine on the tripod and start going through the AF adjustment menu !
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Irek

Link Posted 18/06/2019 - 10:03
The IQ of this lens is amazing, I love it.


Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10

richandfleur

Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 03:00
Yikes, I want this thing!

What stunning examples here.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 01:53
Cracked it - I think. It was mirror slap while using it on a tripod. Using 'mirror up' and waiting a moment, it does what it's supposed to do !
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 06:06
It works quite well with the Pentax 1.4x on a K-3Ii as well.


RIAT 2018 Mirage Delta 2000D by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
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