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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Optimized for use with digital SLR cameras
- Multi-layer lens coating and lens design reduces flare and ghosting
- Minimum focusing distance is 59 inches at all zoom settings
- Features 14 lens elements in 10 Groups
- High-performance lens ideal for portraits, sports photography, nature photography
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Lens Hood, Front & Rear Lens Caps, Pouch|
|Item Dimensions||3.03 x 3.03 x 4.8 inches|
|Item Display Weight||549 grams|
|Item Weight||1.21 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.95 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||70 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||14|
|Number of Groups||10|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||34.3 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.54 pounds|
|Style Name||Canon SLR Cameras|
The multi-layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, which is a common problem with digital cameras, and it also creates an optimum color balance through the entire zoom range. The minimum focusing distance is 59 inches at all zoom settings. The lens features a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200 millimeters and 300 millimeters with a maximum close-up magnification. Without changing the distance between camera and subject, you can change the shooting magnification.
Style: Canon SLR Cameras | Package Type: Standard Packaging
From the Manufacturer
70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Your Affordable, Go-to Lens
Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro is a compact 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 this lens is usually the lens that photographers reach for first. It’s great on vacation for capturing scenic details or even groups of flowers in a garden. The Sigma 70-300mm offer a 4 to 1 zoom ratio in a compact lens that is easily carried in your camera bag or left on the camera as you travel; and the images are magnificent.
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 76.6 x 122 millimeter /3.0 x 4.8 inches
Extended Dimensions: 208.30 millimeter / 8.2 inches
Weight: 545 grams / 19.2 ounces
Since 1961, and with the recent introduction of Sigma Global Vision, we have worked toward one single, simple goal: To hold ourselves to the highest standard of design & manufacturing of imaging products. Photography is all we do. And it’s all we’ve done. So you can rest assured that it’s something we know extensively and care deeply about. You have a vision. We’ve made it our mission.
- Compact telephoto zoom lens
- Capable of macro images with ratio 1:2 at 300mm
- Lens hood, front & rear caps
Top Customer Reviews
But, I purchased based on Michael Del Priore's review (his was the only review at the time)--I figured, at this price (especially when compared to the Nikon 55-200), why not give it a shot, and I'm glad I did.
This is an excellent lens. The auto focus motor is fast and doesn't chew up the battery (I was concerned about that, but I shot almost 170 pictures at my son's games two Saturdays ago and didn't use any more battery than the Nikon 35-70 lens that came with the camera). Like "cinderoo" I haven't had any stabilization issues to speak of either, even snapping away while following 12 year old boys run the length of a field. That may be more of an issue with macro photography, but I'd imagine most of the (admittedly limited) macro photography I'd do would probably be with a tripod anyway.
Now, no one would mistake me for a professional photographer, but I can tell you that when I pull up photos shot with my D40X and this Sigma lens on my 24" iMac and view them full screen they are *everything* I was looking for when I decided to move to an SLR camera.
Image Quality - 3/5 Stars. Once you buy this lens set your camera on AV or Manual and set your aperture at f/7.1 or f/8 and leave it there! No kidding! This is the sweet spot because images are super soft and soaked in purple fringing from f/4 down to f/6.3 on any shot above 100mm. That being said, I got some duck images at f/8 and 300mm that are awesome! And f/8 gives you plenty of depth at that range. I did have to boost the ISO up to 400 because without image stabilization, you definitely need faster shutter speeds for hand held shots.
Autofocus Speed and Accuracy - 2/5 Stars. The speed is fine but it's not accurate. I have my lens set to manual focus now because looking through the view findwer, I have been more accurate than the autofocus every time. EVERY time! It focuses to a point about 3 to 5 percent closer to you than your target. The grass in front of my duck was tack sharp when I tried to use the autofocus. (This is one reason I should have bought a 5D Mark II. That way I can make Autofocus Microadjustments for each lens.)
Build Quality - 4/5 Stars. No weather sealing but it feels solid and has a metal mount that locks into place firmly, unlike the plasticky Canon 55-250mm. Hey, you don't get weather sealing for $169!!! (p.s. I would still pick the Canon 55-250mm over this lens because of the IS and better performance at f/5.6)
Value - 4/5 Stars. You get the possibility of tack sharp, spot on images and 300mm range for $169!!! I haven't even talked about the Macro function that works great!Read more ›
I shoot mostly landscapes, animals, birds, and flowers and have taken some very nice photos with this 70-300mm Telephoto and Macro Lens. This lens does not have Image Stabilization however using the lens without a tripod does not seem to be much of a problem because I have not had many blurred photos..The lens is very reasonably priced for the amateur photographer..
I have shared some of my recent photos that I took using this lens which are posted on this Amazon listing with my review.
The lens shipped immediately by 47th Street Photo and was received in two days.
I highly recommend the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro Lens.
It's true, you need a fair amount of light for this lens to shine--no argument there. But for the individual who only does this sort of stuff for fun, this lens is hard to beat. I can't imagine the APO variant is worth $70 more--I cannot detect any difference from sample pictures posted online. So if you only need a lens of this focal length occasionally, this is the one to get.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product fitted my, Nikon D5000 perfectly everything worked seamlessly!Published 11 hours ago by M. L. Teklemariam
First reaction, I was very hesitant to buy this product. But the low cost value made me try it. I am glad I did. Lens works perfectly for a non-professional potographer like me. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
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This is a very impressive lens. It's fast, very very sharp, very clear. It takes amazing pictures.
I love this lens but after some time the auto mechanics inside it failed so I can only use manually to shoot, but for the price I can't complain and it works as described and takes... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Miss LIzzie
It is very cheap and yet a very good lens. my photos have turned out pretty good so far. I bought it 3 years ago occasionally used and each time it has not failed at all.Published 18 days ago by icy