Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super II with teleconverter

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. I am getting a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super II. Wondering if
    anyone's using a teleconverter on it with satisfactory results?

    Now, I know that this is not as good as the APO but from what I read it
    seems to do a decent job for the price. But not sure it will yield good
    results with a teleconverter.

    If you are satisfied with this lens + a telecon then please let me know
    what teleconverter are you using alongwith a few sample shots.

    Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. I have the cheaper Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 and my only comments are after talking
    to the Ritz store manager: Don't use a 2x, as already discussed in earlier
    threads this past weekend. Autofocus does not work beyond the the 200mm
    range. Manual focus will not produce sharp results, and will be very
    "grainy". I returned it am now looking for a Canon 1.4x with a money back
    satisfaction guarantee.
    Toomanyputters, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. And how is the lens without a teleconverter?

    - Siddhartha
    Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005
  4. I think it is very good. I shoot a lot of birds in motion and I find
    nothing wrong with it.
    Toomanyputters, Jan 31, 2005
  5. Got any images online? Thanks for the feedback.

    - Siddhartha
    Siddhartha Jain, Feb 1, 2005
  6. Siddhartha Jain

    JPS Guest

    In message <I%vLd.63928$>,
    Teleconverters can't make images "grainy". Maybe what you mean is that
    grain (film) or noise (digital) is the only high-frequency component in
    the image when the optics are too soft. They are *always* there, sharp
    focus or not.
    JPS, Feb 2, 2005
  7. Siddhartha Jain

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Very incorrect generalization. I use a Nikon TC-20EII with a Nikon 70-200mm
    f/2.8 VR lens on my D70 with very good results. Examples cane be seen at
    top right two and bottom three all taken with this combo handheld.
    Ed Ruf, Feb 2, 2005
  8. Yea, that's what I meant. But I stand by what I said about AF not working
    correctly beyond 200mm on the Sigma. Maybe I should not have commented at
    all, since I used a cheaper 2x on a cheaper Sigma. But having read the
    earlier comments using a 2x converter, I was experienceing most of those
    problems. Now I see follow ups with those of you having great success with
    these converters.
    Toomanyputters, Feb 2, 2005
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