Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro is a budget telephoto zoom lens. With a range that is useful for candid portraiture, capturing children playing in the backyard, amateur sports or even wildlife at the zoo, it’s great on vacation for capturing scenic details or even groups of flowers in a garden. The Sigma 70-300mm offers a 4X zoom ratio in a compact lens that is easily carried in your camera bag or left on the camera as you travel.
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens
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- 70-300mm focal length
- 105-450mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 112-480mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F4-5.6 maximum aperture; F22-32 minimum
- Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
- 58mm filters
- 0.95m/37.40" minimum focus
- Available in Canon EF, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, Nikon F (FX) mounts
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||70–300 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Maximum aperture||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Minimum aperture||F22.0 - F32.0|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||1 SLD glass element|
|Minimum focus||0.95 m (37.4″)|
|Full time manual||No|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Focus notes||Switch allows close-up focusing in the 200-300mm focal lengthrange|
|Weight||550 g (1.21 lb)|
|Diameter||77 mm (3.02″)|
|Length||122 mm (4.8″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||58 mm|
|Filter notes||rotates on focusing|
Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG / Makro
I used this lense a long time ago with the analog camera F90 (N90 in US) Nikon. And I was quiet happy with it. Now, with the new Nikon D800, I was very suprised about the quality, speed, autofocus, sharpness (even in the edges), also when the light conditions are poor.
Sigma 70-300mm DG
I purchased this lens in frustration at my low end Canon lens not doing the job . I was surprised how good this lens is for the price i paid for it . It feels nice to use it focuses fast and it is sharp too so much better than the Canon lens i replaced . Problems: None
Very soft at 200-300mm, slow but precise autofocus
If your objective is to get a telephoto zoom for the lowest price possible then this lens is great for its price (I got it for about 110e or $140). The value you get is surely more than the price you pay for it. At 70-100mm this lens is sufficiently sharp for casual photography but at 200mm and 300mm its sharpness drops to unacceptable levels for me. However the biggest problem for me is its slow autofocus but it's nevertheless correct and precise. The color I get from this lens is worse ...
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