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Sigma 135-400mm F4.5 - 5.6 APO DG
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67% of reviewers $430.00 5.5
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Description: Focal Length: 135-400mm F4.5-5.6DG
Minimum Aperture: F32
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Angle of View: 18.2- 6.2
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance: 200-220cm (78.7-86.6)
Maximum Magnification: 1:5.3
Filter Size: 77mm
Lens Hood: Bayonet Type Hood
Dimensions: Diameter 88.5mm (3.5) x Length 183.6mm (7.2)
Weight: 1245gr/43.9oz
Keywords: Sigma 135 400 Zoom



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lugger77

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Registered: October 2008
Location: Rome
Posts: 163
Review Date: Fri June 12, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $430.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Good value for money
Cons: A little dark at max magnification for my use

The appearance is professional and very well cured for.
I bought it for my Canon Eos 350d and i am pleased with how they work together.
Unfortunatly it is without OS system (Optical stabilizzer) and i suffer a little for this, especially when i work at 400 mm.
I noticed a marked improvement of pictures if you shoot at about 380 mm, so if you need 400mm and you have a 10 mpx and over camera, you can shooting a less magnification and cropping in pp. In my opinion the result is better!
From 135 up to 300 photos are very sharpened and if you close at F8/F9 are better and better.
The Af is a little slowly when light condition are poor and sometimes i work better with Mf.
It weighs 1,2 kg so at 300 - 400 mm if you dont have a very good tripod, photos are irremedibly bad.

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JSER
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Registered: July 2011
Posts: 265
Review Date: Wed July 6, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The new 120-400 is much better
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evan47
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Registered: October 2012
Location: cardiff
Posts: 17
Review Date: Sun September 15, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: cheap, reasonably sharp at 300mm
Cons: zoom creep. performance at 300mm+

terrible zoom creep. if it creeps with af engaged you cannot simply zoom the lens back to 135mm with one turn as it will stop unless you fiddle with the focus, rather frustrating. poor iq at 400mm.
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