Sigma APO 70-300mm f4 Super Macro


Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 12:48
Just a quick question, I recently picked up this lens but I can't find a review on it, plenty of reviews on the APO Macro and the DL Super Macro but none on the APO Super Macro. I'm assuming it's along the same vein as the APO, unless you guys know otherwise of course. Thanks in advance.
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Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 13:14
Have you tried ?
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Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 14:54
I think the Super Macro was a development of the APO Macro, macro from 200-300 mm rather than just 300mm...

If you take the review of the DL version as a basis, the APO is much better in many respects.
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Link Posted 14/12/2010 - 17:21
I have one - it is a quite decent lens. Most users claim it is soft at 300 but I have had many decent shots from it. Best stopped down to F8 rather than wide open - which is perfectly useable given the K20 is find at ISO 800 and has shake reduction. If you get hold of the dedicatedeSigma AML closeup lens for the front it does 1:1 Macro at 300, which is great for bugs you can't get that close to.
Tony Milner
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