Saturday, 3 October 2009

Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Phew, finally i am free to post some blog , recently is quite busy, can say that everyday is full with appointment like gathering with friends, photoshooting and meet up some friends. Of course , i do enjoy my current life although is very tired but just wish to spend more time with my friends before i back to nigeria.

I buy a Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro when 2 week ago . Why i don't buy nikkor 70-300 VR ?

1. Just try to save up the money and don't invest too much on tele lens, because i think i rarely will use it unless some fashion show event or animals/bugs shooting.
2. I had do alots review of this len, of course there are many bad comment on this lens, if you not demand too much on the quality, there is not problem at all, just beware of the weather and not too dark.
3. Try to search some sample photo from flickr , the quality is not bad if you dont demand too much.

1. Cheap
2. Cheap
3. Still is cheap :)

1. Focus quite slow when at 300mm. Because it don't have VR.
2. Noisy motor if you dont mind :)
3. 300mm not sharp, need tripod if there is not enough lighting :) Maximum magnification between 200mm and 300mm is 1:2.9 to 1:2.

Maybe i try to post some sample, all photo below is original, i never edit at all.... just to share some information for the buyers.

Length : 70mm
LightSource: Cloudy
ISO : 100
Exposure time : 1/100 seconds
Aperture : F4
Length : mm
LightSource: Cloudy
ISO : 100
Exposure time : 1/200 seconds
Aperture : F6.3
Length : 300mm
LightSource: Cloudy
ISO : 1600
Exposure time : 1/250 seconds
Aperture : F5.6Length : 300mm
LightSource: auto
ISO : 1600
Exposure time : 1/400 seconds
Aperture : F5.6
Length : 220mm
LightSource: Cloudy
ISO : 1600
Exposure time : 1/125 seconds
Aperture : F5.3

Some sample of the lens.....
Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Nikkor 18-135mm, Nikkor 50mm

Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Conclusion, this lens quite good for using portraits shooting but marco is not that sharp if compare Tamron 90mm. Prime Len always provide better result. Of course, i believe that every photo need to be touch up to provide better visio. Sigma 70-300mm only provide normal sharpness at 70-200mm, if you able to touch up abit, that will be more perfect .

Enjoy shooting :)


Kate said...

not bad... u are collecting the weapons now.. so, when u want to change body? :p

Johnt|M said...

Review times ~ haha you contributing in search engine.

For me... still prefer VR =)

Karen said...

nice work siu keong..keep it up!

Siu KeOnG said...

Kate : hahah...body no plan yet, len more important :)

Johntim: thanks,hahaha..i like to contribute :P

Karen: Thanks..hehehe

幼幼 said...

this is my first time being here...
to learn something ^^

Siu KeOnG said...

hi you you, haha..actually i also got visit your blog 1 ..lolx...nice to meet u guys :)

Samuel said...

waseh~, got new lens d. Why don't you save up and go for 70-200 f/2.8 VR?

Btw, Focus quite slow when at 300mm. Because it don't have VR. VR not stand for Vibration Reduction ka? How to relate it to focusing speed? :P

Kuntong said...

panjang worrr

Stanley said...

I try the nikkor 70-200mm VR damn nice ok.. Now got VRII somemore. Just invest on the lenses that doesn't drop much.

Siu KeOnG said...

Hi guys, coz i think i wont use it frequently also. Just temproray use 1st. Will upgrade when i got my budget, thanks alots ya