Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F
$175 - $199
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"I recently took a trip up and down the coast of California and took only this one lens...it worked perfectly! I could not have been happier with the results."

bhphotovideo.com

"The macro is incredible for flowers, butterflies, pretty much anything you would want to get 1:2."

bhphotovideo.com

"I have found that the only time I have run into an issue is when shooting macro. But because I am aware of not having VR, I just hold stiller or use my mono pod. Otherwise it is a great lens!"

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5 and Nikon D810A.

Nikon D5
28.8 - 6.8°
horizontal angle of view
70-300mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D7200.

Nikon D3400
19.1 - 4.5°
horizontal angle of view
107-459.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
4.3x

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
76 mm
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$175.00
Weight Very light Help
0.6 kg
Length Quite short Help
119 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
Help
70 mm
Max focal length
Help
300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:4 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/4
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
Help
Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Generic motor
Image stabilization
Help
None
Fisheye
Help
No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
Help
Nikon FX
Length
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119 mm
Diameter
Help
76 mm
Filter size
Help
58 mm
Weight
Help
0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
Help
4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
5.4°
above average above average

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Avatar for Bob Bob (3:10 PM, February 23, 2017)
The motorised version of this lens will NOT auto focus on some Nikon dslr cameras. Some of them include Nikon D40 D60 D3000 D3100 D3200 D 5000 D5100 D5200 Etc. Hope this helps.
 
Avatar for ARJUN R KRISHNA ARJUN R KRISHNA (5:02 PM, September 01, 2016)
Will its Autofocus works perfectly with my D40...?
 
Avatar for Jgero Teles Jgero Teles (10:56 AM, June 03, 2016)
So does it autofocus on D3200 or not?
 
onkar sapre (11:44 AM, March 30, 2015)
I have a Nikon d5100. Now i want a zoom lens for it .ca n anyone suggest me which one i wll go for.(specially for the nature & birds fotography.
 
Arunraj (5:10 PM, September 06, 2014)
i am having Nikon D3300, will this lens suits me?
 
mhel (3:41 AM, March 24, 2014)
It should!
 
Avatar for Dennis George Dennis George (1:30 PM, February 19, 2014)
Question, when you manual focus, does the green focus light still come on when looking through viewfinder?
 
Avatar for tenja01 tenja01 (10:35 AM, February 11, 2014)
oh great. just bought it and it wont autofocus with a 3200. What a waste of money
 
Soodsuhail (5:33 PM, July 16, 2012)
There are two types of APO lenses from Sigma 70-300mm DG Macro - Motorized and Non-motorized. Depends on what you actually purchased
 
Straycat (0:11 PM, June 27, 2012)
just bought a nikon d5100 and i was about to buy the sigma 70-300 mm online when i saw mindyrynard's comment that it DOESN'T autofocus, contrary to sigma's claim that it will autofocus on all kinds of nikon dslrs because it's got BIM (built-in-motor)....really?
 
Mindyrynard (11:51 PM, April 14, 2012)
I bought a Nikon D5100 but my sigma 70-300 mm lens will not autofocus...what am I doing wrong?
 
Ks4otography (2:23 AM, June 12, 2011)
I confirm with Gil that this lens has a focus motor built in and claims to auto focus with ALL nikon DSLR also the lens is quick and quit when focusing so I dont know what lens you had but it is not noisy. :)
 
Gil (5:47 AM, March 07, 2011)
Actually, this lens WILL focus with lower Nikons without focus motors. It has an integrated HSM motor.