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Sigma 120

Sigma 120
alaAverage 4.4

194 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and size. The reliability and design are also appreciated.

value for money, design, reliability, size, usability

On average, users rate this product 89/100.

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Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM


Sigma's 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM is the lens to get if a 70-200mm f/2.8 just isn't long enough, but you'll need a strong back to lug it.

Wide f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range. Impressive telephoto reach. Very sharp. Minimal distortion. Excellent build quality. Compatible with USB dock

Expensive. Very large and heavy. Huge front element increases filter costs

The Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM ($3,599 direct) isn't a lens for the faint of heart. The zoom, which is compatible with full-frame and APS-C camera bodies and is available in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts, brings new meanings to the words big and...

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens


The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is a physically beautiful lens that delivers also-beautiful image quality even with a wide open aperture.Remarkable is that this lens has the widest max aperture available in any 300mm lens (f/2.8), but...

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens


The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens has the unique feature set of a zoom focal length range that extends beyond (well beyond) 200mmcombined with a wide f/2.8 max aperture over that entire range.Add OS, HSM AF and great build quality to complete...


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Lens Test: Sigma APO 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM


Sigma has an enviable corner on the f/2.8 long telezoom market: Its massive 200–500mm and more manageable 120–300mm full-framers are the sole occupants of the niche. Now, Sigma has upgraded the latter, adding image stabilization to this pro's 70–200mm...

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Wait for NEW SPORTS version


very good lens but Sigma is replacing it with the Sports version in about a month that has even nicer finish, USB ports for firmware updates, and it will have Sigma's very good OS

Fast glass, high quality finish, made in Japan, sharp and fast to AUTO focus

no OS which is Sigma's VR, will not connect to the USB dock for firmware updates, will be replaced almost anytime now with the OS version that has newer technology and can connect to Sigma's USB dock greatly enhancing it's life of service

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Poor quality


I bought the lens for about a month. I actually mounted the lens on my D300 only once to take a few test shots. It basically had sat in my safe all the time. When tried to use it last month, I was surprised to find the brand new lens was no longer...

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO review by roaniecowpony


This is a great zoom range for the sports and aviation shooter. Nikon needs to cover this range with a VR lens. This lens would benefit from Sigma's new Optical Stabilization (OS). I bought this lens used and have used it for aviation mainly, but...

Good color, contrast, bokeh, speed and sharpness

AF could be faster, slight softness wide open

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX IF HSM APO review by shmchan


This is one amazing lens! It delivers the performance of 300mm f2.8 prime, with the added benefits of zoom. If you are a sports photographer, don't miss this one.

Fast AF, Sharp, Versatile

Tripod Collar Position

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO review by Akeyzerr


I get these lenses to shoot concerts and sports events. And I love the versatility of it. At 2,8 is a bit soft, but at 3,2-3,5 its great for the purpose(high

Speed, versatility, range coverage, relative cost, calibration capabilities

weight, filter size, lack of IS/OS/VR

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO review by lextalionis


A truly remarkable Sigma Zoom. This is a wonderful sports and nature lens. Works very well with the Sigma TC's...highly recommend!

Very very sharp lens...only a wee bit of edge-softness at 300mm and f/2.8

Heavy, AF isn't as fast as expected, some Canon 1-series may have focus issues

Product Specifications

Models equipped with an HSM combine high AF speeds with whisper-quiet operation. By adding anAPO Teleconverter, (sold separately ) you can use this lens as a 168-420mm F4 tele-zoom lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter, or as a 240-600mm F5.6 AF ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 2x Teleconverter.


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S / Nikon/Fujifilm / Unknown
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras