Just bought a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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  1. JRob

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    Well I ordered the sigma and got it today. Here are a few test shots with it. These are just tests no real thought out pics. So far I like it. The autofocus is fast and so much quieter than my 50mm f1.8 lol. I love the fact that it came with a hood and a nice case. It is well worth the 200 i paid for it especially since it has a macro mode. This thing will be useless in low light but i didnt buy it for low light use so yeah i love it.
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    Thanks. You've just given me an idea on what lens to get next...in six months.
     
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    you need to find some more interesting things to take pictures of!
     
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    thats a nice lens, i used to have it... your making me miss it :(
     
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    I just recently picked this lens up as well. It is incredibly sharp at f/8 and on a sunny day f/8 is no problem. I took it to the zoo last weekend and took 180 photo's all at f/8 and never had a problem.

    These have a very, very slight USM in NX and honestly....only a tiny boost in colors
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    This lens is really a bargain and takes great photos for the cost. Macro mode is great too
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    I got my sigma because I wanted a cheap tele lens till I get my budget right again and can afford a proper one. This lens has a pretty bad opinion, but still I decided to give it a try. It really is very soft wide open, and still quite soft 1 stop down, but set it to f8 and it will be good enough for most amateur outdoor shots. When someone, like me, posts most of his shots on web and prints A5 size photos, it's good value for money. Well, if you don't think of it as macro lens, because it is not, 18-55 kit lens will do just as "good".
     

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