Wanted Sigma 100-300 F4 and Sigma 1.4 TC


malcb1

Link Posted 22/12/2009 - 21:46
I'm looking for a quality Sigma 100-300 F4 lens and a 1.4 TC for wildlife photography.
Thanks
Malc
Malc
Pentax ME, Samsung GX10, Kit lenses, Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro,350mm Soligor

walkeja

Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 10:33
Sigma - quality? Not in my experience, not unless like a "graunchy" movement.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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Greytop

Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 11:26
I understand the 100-300 f/4 lens is rated very highly. I don't own one so can't comment as such but other members of this forum who do have only reported good things
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 12:01
What's your location and budget??

I have that model of lens and prepared to part with it for the right price....be advised the DG retails for 1000-1200

Peter
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

SteveT

Link Posted 23/12/2009 - 20:45
walkeja wrote:
Sigma - quality? Not in my experience, not unless like a "graunchy" movement.

Not that I am a lens expert but this lens has a very good reputation.
But dont take my word for it, read here for some user reviews.

I have this lens and my only negative would be that I only ever use it at the long end, and usually with a 1.4TC attached so the 100-200 bit is possibly a waste if I had the choice again I would just go for a 300 prime.
K20d
DA 12-24 | DA* 16-50 | DA* 50-135 | Sigma 100-300 F4
Lightroom 2, CS3
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Mike-P

Link Posted 24/12/2009 - 13:24
SteveT wrote:


I have this lens and my only negative would be that I only ever use it at the long end, and usually with a 1.4TC attached so the 100-200 bit is possibly a waste if I had the choice again I would just go for a 300 prime.

I also have the 100-300mm f4 (plus a few other "Quality" Sigma lenses) and since buying it have not used my 300mm prime. I like the fact it has 99% of the prime IQ but is so much more versatile.

It also takes the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters very well (and so also makes my Bigma pretty much redundant).
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 24/12/2009 - 13:25

Pwynnej

Link Posted 24/12/2009 - 13:58
I was willing to sell as I am on the lookout for an F*/FA* prime 300, I find the 70-200 a more versatile lens especially when my standard lens is the DA*16-50...

I would have been happy with 550 pounds but Malc has found one elsewhere....
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Mike-P

Link Posted 24/12/2009 - 14:35
I keep thinking I should sell my F* 300mm prime as it never gets used.
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narcotiks

Link Posted 31/12/2009 - 15:33
id be interested in the F* if you were selling it
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