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Sigma 120

Sigma 120
alaAverage 4.4

193 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size.

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On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sigma 120 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR CamerasSigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX IF HSM APO Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

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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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Review Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C APS-C)


The high brightness and long focal length make the Sigma 120-300 mm lens also extremely well suited for playing with background blur. The Sigma 120-300 mm f/2.8 Sports weighs almost 3 kg. Therefore, you will preferably to work with a tripod. The lens...

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Review Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C FF)


The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sports weighs nearly 3 kg, so you will probably prefer to use it with a tripod. The lens comes standard with a solid tripod mount. With highly mobile projects, I prefer to work without a tripod, such as with the picture above...

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Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens Review


A 3.3x zoom lens covering super-telephoto focal lengths, with optical stabilisation to aid hand held shooting.

Priced well; Good build quality; Optical Stabilisation; Silent focusing with full-time manual override

Hunts for focus in low light conditions

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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


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
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S / Nikon/Fujifilm / Unknown
Product Type:Telephoto Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras