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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Motorized Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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- 14 Elements in 10 Groups Lens Construction
- 34.3 to 8.2 degrees angle of view
- F22 Minimum Aperture
- 59.1 (150cm) / 37.4 (95cm) Macro Mode Minimum Focusing Distance
- 1 - 4.1 / 1 - 2 Macro Mode Maximum Magnification
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F|
|Included Components||Hood (LH635-01),1 Year International Warranty|
|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 3 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||540 grams|
|Item Weight||1.19 pounds|
|Maximum Aperture Range||4-5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||59.1 inches|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||34.3|
|Shipping Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Style Name||Nikon SLR Cameras|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F||Nikon F||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)|
|Dimensions||4.7 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches||3.03 inches x 4.61 inches x 3.03 inches||2.91 inches x 4.61 inches x 2.91 inches||3.03 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.03 inches|
|Item Weight||1.19 pounds||0.96 pounds||0.94 pounds||1.21 pounds|
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|Maximum Aperture||4||4 f||4||5.6 f|
|Max Focal Length||300 mm||300 mm||300 mm||300 mm|
|Min Focal Length||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm|
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- 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.
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.
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.
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 ›
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
Awesome lense for the price. The telephoto is perfect for what I need it for. Hand focus is not a big deal for me since all cameras used to be this way. Read morePublished 10 days ago by PittPenguins16433
I haven't had much of a chance to use this lens yet, but I did play with it a little when I recieved it. This replaces an old manual focus 70-300mm lens I had. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jake
The autofocus isn't what can be called fast the it has a good image quality and provides a decent macro photo.
I really love this lens. I have even taken clear crisp pictures of the moon and close ups of flowers. The seller did a great job shipping in a timely order. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Mcfarlan