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FANTASTIC LENS!!! GREAT BUY!!!,
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This review is from: Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro For Nikon Digital & Film Cameras (Electronics)
As a professional photographer I was very nervous about buying this lens, however I was in desperate need of a last minute emergancy lens for very little cash until I could get a new Nikon model! This lens is a brilliant buy! I researched it through various sources for days before buying it and in the end I decided to just buy it and pray! I am so glad I did!
It is well built and very strong and the auto focus is well above parr - better infact than on some Nikon lenses I have used! And as an added bonus it comes with a lens hood. As this is not a VR lens, I would recommend the use of a tripod for non-professional photographers and as you may find it heavy and experience "camera shake" but that is to be expected of a lens this size!
I am unable to fault this lens at all, it is a brilliant buy!
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2010 18:25:33 BDT
S. Higgens says:
Very useful review - thanks Stacey.
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 23:15:14 BDT
A. Cardy says:
I agree with S Higgins an excellent review
Posted on 31 Jan 2011 17:45:23 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2011 17:53:51 BDT
Sigma70-300mm Nikon-fit lens
I have been unable to establish, on Amazon, if the new(er) Sigma 70-300 lens will operate on a D5000 camera.
I have an old Sigma 70-300 which will not function on the D5000 which needs AF-1 or AF-S designated lenses (with no breaak in the line of ring contacts). Unfortunately, the Amazon photos don't show such fine detail and I haven't found a reference to which Nikons they will or won't fit. If S.Higgins is a professional I presume he has a more up-market body that avoids the problem by having a motor within, which, I understand is my problem. Any help?
I would happily give Amazon the business if I can be sure it will work on the D5000 with autofocus even if shutter and aperture need manual manipulation. My old lens worked automatically on the now antique D100 and was also excellent..
Posted on 2 Jul 2011 13:17:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2011 13:18:34 BDT
Mr. M. L. Bradley says:
Would this lens be suitable with my Sony A200 SLR? or would I also have to purchase an adapter for it?
Posted on 8 Oct 2011 12:31:36 BDT
Peter Piper says:
Or you might consider the Nikon AF 70-300/4.0-5.6 G Black Nikkor Lens (not compatible with D40/D40x/D60/D5000) which is about £20 cheaper, if you have the right camera. It's not the greatest Nikon lens, but it's cheap and cheerful. :)
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 15:53:02 BDT
Did you find out if this works with the D5000? I have the D5100 and want to buy this but don't want to waste my money?
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 04:59:13 GMT
James Murray says:
I would recommend the use of a tripod for non-professional photographers .... professional just means your getting paid, doesn't mean you can hold a telephoto and no one else can
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