Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha
$179
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've been using this lens for over a year, and feel it is well worth the money. For a very reasonable price you get a lens that has reasonable sharpness, and an effective macro. There are much cheaper lenses out there and much more expensive ones too. If you are looking for a good zoom lens at a reasonable price, you should put this on your list of top contenders."

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"This inexpensive zoom is solidly built, operates smoothly and has minimal chromatic aberration (purple fringing'). Very useful outdoors and for general telefoto purposes. I expected softness at the end of the zoom range but was pleasantly surprised (!). Allows me to find interesting faces in a crowd and capture fine details of remote objects (e.g. when filming architectural curiosities). Not too heavy and, when attached to a A700, balances well. The lens does not creep and requires just the right amount of force in changing the focal length"

bhphotovideo.com

"In dark environments the lens took a while to auto focus."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

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

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

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

Diameter Small diameter Help
77 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$179.00
Weight Very light Help
0.5 kg
Length Quite short Help
120 mm
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

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

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
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Unknown

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

Form factor

Lens mount
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Sony Alpha (Full-frame)
Length
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120 mm
Diameter
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77 mm
Filter size
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58 mm
Weight
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0.5 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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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
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8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Sony Alpha DT APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

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

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DiscussionWhat do you think about the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha lens?

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Avatar for Pablo Gòmez Pablo Gòmez (4:51 PM, December 24, 2015)
on sony, it uses the screw to af, wich goes to infinity when you turn your camera on, this feature made the gear waste out (its plastic, and a very cheap one) and now i cant focus near infinity (5+ meters) with af, and manualy it gets a strange bump. also the chromatic aberration is BAD at 300 mm.
 
Avatar for Diane Stresing Diane Stresing (1:59 AM, February 19, 2015)
is this a full-frame/sensor lens or cropped? I want to use on my sony a7, but want to take advantage of full frame.