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Old Sep 11, 2006, 4:12 AM   #1
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Hey all. I'm asking anyone who has used this lens (Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro). Is it an overall good lens? Thanks!!!
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 9:10 AM   #2
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Hi

I Use the 70-300MM Sigma APO DG Macro. First, I am By far no lense expert. IMHO for the money i payed I am very happy. Pictures are Clear, Sharp and Colorful.
At work now. but later tonight if i have time i will post a picture For you

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Old Sep 12, 2006, 3:21 AM   #3
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thanks heaps. I usually listen more to the avergage person. Because they probably wouldntd of had all the higher end things to compare to. Thanks for your help!!!
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The APO version gets high praises from many ppl. The non-APO version is to be avoided. Make sure you get the APO version.
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Here is a review to check(use copy and paste):*http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/0500sb_sigma
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 7:16 PM   #6
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thanks. I will keep in note that the non APO is to be avoided. Oh i also found out. that Australia will be getting the DA 50-200mm . I asked cr kennedy and they replied :-).
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I had one for a while when I first bought my DS. It was ok for macro, but at 300mm using it for a telephoto, it left a lot to be desired. Detail was poor and suffered from ca's frequently. Took it back and bought the 50-200DA. Much better detail-a little shorter, but a lot better images...cheers..Don.
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mmm interesting. I guess id have to test em in store to see wich best suits me8)
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 7:27 AM   #9
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thekman620 wrote:
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I had one for a while when I first bought my DS. It was ok for macro, but at 300mm using it for a telephoto, it left a lot to be desired. Detail was poor and suffered from ca's frequently. Took it back and bought the 50-200DA. Much better detail-a little shorter, but a lot better images...cheers..Don.
Which version do you have?

APO or non-APO version?
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I had the Nikon version and thought it was good value for its money. The APO version on the Nikon version has a red ring around the front end to denote it's APO status.

I mostly used it at the 300mm end and it was fine,I did not get CA. It was also fast enough to capture ducks in flight
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