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

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$199
70-300 mm
manual focus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor
  • 2:1 (2) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"This is a poorly made, cheap feeling lens with a very soft focus. Mounting on a Sigma SD14 camera is not quick (this is a problem with Sigma's design of the bayonet mount). The autofocus is very slow and erratic; the overall poor optical properties of the lens create a soft focus effect even when precisely manually focused. This is not a good lens for high-speed activities, rough handling or precise work. The lens can not handle well anything but front lit situations, all others bring in flare, hazing or low contrast even with the lenshood or filters attached."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

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

Diameter Small diameter Help
77 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$199.00
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22
Length Quite short Help
120 mm
Magnification Great macro Help
2:1 (2)
Weight Very light Help
0.5 kg

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

Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
4.3x

Cons

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

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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

Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

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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2:1 (2)
unique unique

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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No
below average below 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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Sigma SA
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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16.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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11.3°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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2.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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20.2°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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4.7°
above average above average

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