By Tom Buffer

from brooklyn, ny

About Me Casual Photographer

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Sigma 70-300mm macro telephoto zoom lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • Lens hood not secure

BEST USES

  • Macro Photography
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

lens hood is not secure in retracted position


By Dave the Photo Enthusiast

from Detroit, MI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Great lens for the price.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Slow lens for low light
  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

This is a great lens for someone on a budget. It has lived up to my expectations. The focusing motor is a bit loud. Overall I would buy this lends again.


By tmh

from atlanta, ga

About Me Casual Photographer

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great zoom.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

The zoom works really nicely. lightweight, easy to swap out. takes outstanding pictures.


By Miguel's Views of Nature

from Oakland, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO Telephoto

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Slow Apperture

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Taking photos wildlife and landscape


By Photo lover

from Minnesota

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Great for the price!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I've only had my Canon Rebel for about 2 months and this was one of my first lenses. It's great for the money...it's easy to capture my 2 year old when she's on the move and from far away so I don't always have the camera in her face. I would recommend this lens for someone who is starting out and wants practice.


By Red

from California

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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More than I expected

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Slow Focus
  • Heavy
  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

I was hesitant to purchase a lens outside of Canon, so this lens is my first 'outsider' and I am glad I bought it (with a good deal). I use this lens to take outdoors/wildlife photos and so far I have not been disappointed. I have been able to obtain incredible macro photos that simply look stunning. However, there are some downsides to the lens, it does not perform top notch in low light conditions. The internal flash from my Canon Rebel XSi is not enough to capture photos with this lens (external flash needed). Also, the lens has manageable weight to it. And, I have found it is slow to focus. Overall, I like this lens, it has done what I needed it to do. That being said, it is what you pay for.


By Praps

from MI

About Me Casual Photographer

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Photos really crisp and amzing quality

 
4.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

First on the cons, lens is heavy and requires a Tripod for sure. On the pros, picture quality is excellent, very crisp pictures..


By Snookie

from Orange, Texas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

great product

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

great product for the price


By turntablesteve

from fort wayne, IN

About Me Semi-Professional

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great zoom for the money

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife
  • General Use

Comments:

I purchased this product knowing it was not the best zoom in the world,but it has the most value of any zoom in it price range buy fare.Good close focus ability,Light,Excellent optical performance for price.


By JimO

from Colonia, NJ

About Me Professional

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Great Value

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Landscape Photography
  • General Use

Comments:

Purchased this as a backup and light-weight alternative to my Canon 7-200 IS USM lense. Used it on 2 outdoor photo sessions. Worked fine; images were reasonably sharp. Just need to use common sense that at higher millimeter exposures (200-300), image stablization requires a very fast shutter speed (over 200) and/or a tripod. For the money, it great!


By Dani

from Freetown, MA

About Me Casual user

Verified

"I would buy this again in a heartbeat!"

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Consistent Output
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Upgrade

Comments:

I used the lens for a wedding and I got great shots of the couple dancing from a second floor balcony. It brings the subject right up into focus.


By Marionsho

from KS

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

I like Canon Products

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

Very satisfied with the lens. I ordered this lens and the guy sold me on a Sigma with the same focal length. I called him back, immediately, and changed it back to the Canon, because the Sigma is not an IS lens. They sent the Sigma anyway! Abes did make it right in the end. I just wished I could afford the EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM.



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