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Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM S Canon and Nikon mount lens review: Prime image quality in a zoom?

By Kevin Carter - Friday October 25 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S a new reference for telephoto zoom | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Canon lens performance | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Nikon lens performance | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Canon versus competition | Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Nikon versus competition | Conclusion

Previous iterations of this lens lacked certain features to compete directly with the premium offerings from the rival marques. But, to their credit Sigma has addressed each shortcoming with the relevant upgrade. While this has increased the price each time, the current $3,600 ticket is still well under what you would currently pay for either the Canon or Nikon 300mm f/2.8 models. Not only that, but it may even save buying a 70-200mm f/2.8 in certain cases. Given the potential savings and the excellent optical performance, the Sigma must be worth a closer look.