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Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM
alaAverage 4.5

67 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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May, 2018

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM

 

This lens from Sigma is in a class of it's own! Nobody else makes anything like it! Nothing else (apart from it's prime brother) that you can buy off the shelf for less than the price of a house has this sort of reach. So why have Sigma gone to such...

Excellent picture quality; Astonishing focal range.; Fast and silent autofocus.; Good price for the capabilities

Case leaves a lot to be desired

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM

 

This lens from Sigma is in a class of it's own! Nobody else makes anything like it! Nothing else (apart from it's prime brother) that you can buy off the shelf for less than the price of a house has this sort of reach. So why have Sigma gone to such...

Excellent picture quality; Astonishing focal range.; Fast and silent autofocus.; Good price for the capabilities

Big and heavy.; Could benefit from a focus limiter; Closest focus at 6m is a bit far; Case leaves a lot to be desired

This is a specialist lens, which only comes into its own in the fields of sports and wildlife photography and possibly some aviation uses. However, once it is in a situation where it is comfortable, there is not a lot that can touch it. With...

Consumer review (slrgear.com)

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM review by toondesmit

 

I own this lens a little over a year and I am very pleased with the results. I hesitated between the Nikon 500 and this lens. The Nikon had more contrast and sharpness and a more blue character.

Zoom, soft color, contrast and sharpness

finish could be better, heavy

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (slrgear.com)

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSM review by broombank

 

I saw this lens demonstrated and thought I could never justify spending so much on such a vast product - strange how view change. The important thing to say is that without a gimbal head like a Wimberley it is totally impractical - with one it becomes...

wonderful image quality

size and weight plus high minimum focussing distance

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

GREAT FOR WILD LIFE

 

GREAT JOB BY SIGMA. YOU MAY NEED A HEAVY DUDY TRIPOD FOR VIDEO CAMERAS. I GOT ONE FROM MANFROTTO ABOUT $400. IF COMPARED TO NIKON AND CANON 600MM LENSES, THIS QUALITY IS SAME AT A REASONABLE PRICE. I PURCHASED FROM SIGMA4LESS FOR A GOOD PRICE. BE...

PERFECT AUTOFOCUS GOOD PRICE

IT IS 6KG HEAVY

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:3.4in/4.7in/6.5in
Length:1.8ft/7in/8in
Weight:13lbs/2.8lbs/207.4oz/5.3lbs

Header

Manufacturer:SIGMA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sigma EX

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual/Automatic / Manual
Intended For:35mm SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/5.6
Max Focal Length:200mm/800mm
Max View Angle:34.3degrees/8.2degrees
Min Focal Length:300mm/70mm
Min Focus Range:19.7ft/6.6ft/6ft/8ft
Optical Zoom:2.7
Special Functions:Tele/Tele / Zoom/Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Telephoto lens/Telephoto zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF/Minolta A-type/Nikon F/Sigma SA

Optical System

Magnification:1 / 6.9/1 / 7.5/1 / 7.8