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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Type: 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
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  • Minimum Focusing Distance:: 95-150cm / 37.4-59.1 in.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sigma
  • Model: 70-300mm DL-M Nikon
  • Lens Type: Macro
  • Mounting Type: Nikon SLR
  • Minimum focal length: 70 mm
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 4.7 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0012X43P2
  • Item model number: 70-300mm DL-M Nikon
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2003

Product Description

The built-in motor allows autofocus with all Nikon digital ameras. These lenses incorporate a macro feature with aximum magnification 1:2 at the 300mm focal length. It is suitable for various types of shooting conditions. This telephoto lens has a 1:2 maximum magnification at the 300mm focal length. It is ideal for portraits, sport and other types of photography. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

Lens Construction
  • 14 Elements in 10 Groups
  • Angle of View: 34.3 - 8.2 degrees
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 95-150cm / 37.4-59.1 in.
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:4.1 (1:2 Macro mode)
  • Filter Size: Diameter 58mm (Rear)
  • Filter Size: Bayonet-type Hood
  • Diameter: 76.6mm
  • Length: 119.5mm
  • Weight: 540g/19 oz.

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Customer Reviews

I would recommend this lens to anyone , its a great pure lens!
marci
Maybe when I get better I'll spend more money for a lens but right now this is more than good enough!
AdidasGirl
The built in motor is quite loud when auto focusing, but it does the job.
Hung Sewell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

583 of 600 people found the following review helpful By P. Landry on May 9, 2008
I hesitated purchasing this lens for my Nikon D40X--probably looked at this listing six or seven times before making the purchase. Truthfully I was worried about how inexpensive it is. Now, I'm probably a pretty average amateur photographer in that the majority of my pictures are family stuff: kids' sporting events, vacations, birthdays, and the like. But that doesn't mean I'm willing to compromise on quality just to save some money, and I know that the Nikon 55-200 is a quality lens.

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.
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223 of 237 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Gaunt on May 2, 2008
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I purchased the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG macro lens for my Nikon D40..the lens has a Built in Motor Drive and does Auto Focus very nicely with the Nikon D40..D40X and D60..
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.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By jim paulits on August 15, 2013
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Nikon refused to do an out-of-warranty repair my nikon afs-nikkor 70-300mm lens. They said it was irrepairable ( I think they meant irreparable). They charge a flat rate of $200 for repairs but because it involved a little work they elected to just sent it back to me. What a bunch of sissies. Anyway, since I did not have another $500. to shell out for the same lens I turned to amazon to find a replacement.. I cannot believe I found a Sigma lens for just over $100. that performs all of the same functions. It even has a macro capability. It slipped right onto my d3100, it has both manual and autofocus built into it, its heavy duty, and it takes great photo's up-close or in telephoto mode. I cannot say enough about this lens. It is a Sigma 70=300 mm F4-5.6 DG Macro. On the box it says its built for NIKON AF-D. The main purpose of this review is to let people know that an autofocus 70-300 mm lens for the d3100 for a little over $100. Happy shooting.
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Del Priore on April 13, 2008
So I was the first review for this lense and I have read over a few of the reviews. Please disregard any of the bad comments about this lense. I have owned this lense for quite some time now and it still is a great lense for the buy! You can't beat the price for the quality. I work in Studio and we use Canon 70-200mm f 2.8 lenses that are around $1300 and to me it's a waste if your not shooting indoors when you can spend $140 on a 70-300mm f/4-5.6. I have shot many jobs with this lense and have printed many pictures out. Optics in this lense is amazing. You do not have to use this lense on a tripod at all. I use it hand held in most everything I shoot except long exposures. The only thing that could be slightly difficult is indoor shooting. Overall this lense is good. Not worth the money to invest in a VR lense...Can't even tell the difference.
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118 of 130 people found the following review helpful By adamr368 on May 29, 2008
Feeling limited by my 18-135 lens I began looking into zoom lenses. A friend of mine has the Nikon 70-300 VR which is an amazing lens but substantially out of my price range as well. I debated saving up for the Nikon lens but after much consideration I decided to give this one a shot since it was within my budget and would get me that extra distance. I am using this lens with my D40x and the pictures I have taken have been crystal clear. I am extremely satisfied with this lens and it has performed well above my expectations.
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75 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Lanny Dean on January 12, 2009
Purchased the Sigma 70-300mm and I have to admit that I am very pleased with it but I thought it would be a good idea to give the pros and cons that I see with this lense The "cons" of this lense include:

.very noisy auto focus
.macro feature is small ( have to be in the 200-300mm range)
.slight chromatic distortion (color loss) in low light, very low light
.not real fast f/4 - 5.6
.tripod needed in low light

Now on to the positives

Pros:
.very very sharp lense
.well made (not cheap)
.true macro feature
.metal lens mount (not plastic)
.auto focus works great in good light
.full depth prited on lens
.will work with nikon D40,40x,50,60,70,70s,80,90,200.....
.ED glass
.many lens elements (helps with lense distortion)
.= to a 465mm with 1.5x factor (Nikon)
. wonderful balance throughout its lense range
.slight pincussion but not bad
.GREAT LENSE FOR THE PRICE

I usually shoot with nikon glass and was reluctant to purchase this lense but after having it almost two weeks now and with well over 200 pictures on it, I think this lens is great!
It has produced pictures of the same if not better quality than some of my Nikon glass, even the 2.8! If you are a budget minded photographer or just do not want to pay the outrageous price of the name brands, this thrid party will suit you fine.
Simply put, I would highly recomend this lens to anyone wishing to upgrade from a "kit lens"
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