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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO 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 37.4 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 mm|
|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||2.03 pounds|
|Style Name||Canon SLR Cameras|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF|
|Dimensions||3.03 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.03 inches||3.03 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.03 inches||2.76 inches x 4.25 inches x 2.76 inches||2.72 inches x 1.54 inches x 2.72 inches|
|Item Weight||1.21 pounds||1.21 pounds||0.86 pounds||0.35 pounds|
|Lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||medium-telephoto||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture||4||4||5.6 f||5.6 f|
|Max Focal Length||300 mm||300||250 mm||50 mm|
|Min Focal Length||70 mm||70 mm||55 mm||50 mm|
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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. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range. The lens features a switch that converts the lens to macro photography at focal lengths between 200 millimeters and 300 millimeters, with a minimum focusing distance of 37.4 inches. In normal mode the minimum focusing distance is 59.1 inches at all zoom settings.
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70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Your Affordable, Go-To Lens
Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG APO 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: 550 grams / 19.4 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 & capable of macro photography at 300mm
- APO-Chromatic are built with the highest grade glass
- Lens hood, front & rear caps
Top Customer Reviews
Also note that there are different versions of these lenses (despite close naming), so be careful about what you buy. The is a APO DG version with Macro specifically made for digital SLRs which is what is listed here (the "official" name of this lens is: 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro), and a non APO version of this lens which is a bit cheaper (but not worth it at all).Read more ›
Sigma has always been a better "out of the box" experience than Canon, which unfortunately does not see fit to ship a $6 hood for a $600 lens. Sigma gives you a carrying case and a hood. The "feel" of this lens is excellent. It's tight (no focus creep), and a sort of rubberized matte finish that just screams "pro". Top marks here.
From an optical standpoint, the lens is incredibly good, considering the price. I fired off about 70 shots outside to test the aperture at the different focal ranges. Yes, there is some softness at 300mm, but this can be mostly offset by stopping it down to 4.0. The rest of the focal range is fine. I used my Rebel XT and a Canon UV filter (50mm) for the tests. In the macro mode, there's excellent contrast and saturation, and very good bokeh.
Focus is a little slow, but then maybe I'm spoiled by the Canon glass, which focuses like nothing else. Still, there's very little hunting here, except in lower ambient light. This is not an indoor lens, nor is it a walkaround utility one. But for telephoto work and even a bit of macro (as it were), it's an extremely good deal.
All in all, I'd highly recommend getting this, especially as a first-time telephoto for people who are getting into DSLRs. The closest Canon equivalent is about $100 more expensive, and I don't believe it comes with a hood or case.
Now.Read more ›
Primary purpose of the camera is to photograph my daughter playing high school soccer.
The price is right on this "prosumer" lens. You really can't complain about 70-300 lens for $200.
Closeup / macro shots of flowers are excellent.
Outside 200mm zoom shots are crisp and look great when you load the pictures on your PC and zoom in tight with your favorite digital imaging computer program.
CONS(300 MM telephoto use for sports):
Full 300 mm zoom the picture quality is not what I had hoped. It is best described as soft focus.
Here were the cirumstances where I found the problem. I took 112 shots yesterday. Conditions were daylight and overcast. About 80% of them were at 300 mm zoom. At the 300 mm setting the pictures have a very "soft focus." You can't see it is the display panel on the camera. You can see the "softness" or blurriness when you load the picture into your favorite software and zoom in tight. The softness is over the whole image. I don't think it's a focusing issue. If it was out of focus on the primary subject you'd expect some part of the photo to be in focus, but nothing looks like it's crisp and sharp. It's equally bad across the image.
Yes, I am using a monopod and I know how to release a shutter. Film speed was set to 1600. I had the XT in Sport mode which forces the shutter speed to 1600. It still operates in auto focus and auto aperture in that mode.
No, I wasn't shooting in a fog or a mist.
With less than one week of shooting on this lens I am not yet willing to say it's bad at the full 300 mm zoom setting. I will give it another try at a upcoming soccer tournament this weekend.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This may not stack up to the $1,000+ high end Canon lenses, but this is a true winner for the price. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Alexis
For the price this just can't be beat better then the competition this is the second one I have purchased. Read morePublished 21 days ago by steve's
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Works well, loud af and struggles with auto on af-c with directly approaching items. Read more
I love the lens and appreciate it's durability and quality pictures.Published 1 month ago by Chartj
I have a big problem with AF, I can make the manual focus but when I change to AF my camera never can do focus the lens go like a infinite distance and move between 3 mm left and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carlos E. Martinez O
Awesome lens, I bought this to take close up shots and it works fantastic. Buy for sure.Published 2 months ago by DD.