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Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro For Nikon Digital & Film Cameras

by Sigma
155 customer reviews
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  • An excellent budget priced tele-zoom for film and digital SLR cameras
  • Versatile zoom for sport, portraiture and nature photography
  • Low dispersion glass element for effective control of colour abberations
  • Multi layer coating optimises quality for digital photography
  • Maximum magnification 1:2 in macro mode at 300mm
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 7.6 x 11.9 cm ; 540 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 680 g
  • Item model number: 70-300mm DL-M Nikon
  • ASIN: B0012X43P2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Feb. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro - Nikon AF fit Lens

Manufacturer's Description

This lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length. Excellent performance telephoto zoom lens for digital and 35mm SLR cameras. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5m (59.1 inches) at all zoom settings. We used SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in this lens for excellent correction of chromatic aberration. It is effectively corrected for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing


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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Mister R on 14 Jan. 2010
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[Review for the Nikon fit lens]

Pros:
Cheap - if you aren't looking for crystal clarity and will use it only in circumstances where camera shake won't be a big deal (i.e. not at full focal length, using a tripod or in full sunlight), you can get surprisingly good images. It'll never compete quality-wise with a £2000 pro lens, but at this price it doesn't have to.

Near-macro performance (1:2 isn't full macro) unless you're wanting to get up close and personal with individual ants, it makes for a passable macro lens. Remember to use that tripod, though.

Overall value - in the world of SLR photography, you rarely get much for less that £150, especially when it's a long zoom with macro functionality.

Cons:
Construction quality is ok, and while it can look impressive fully extended, to handle it can start to appear flimsy, and feels more blue peter than blue ribbon. I have doubts over its long term survival. At this price though, it's hard to complain.

Image Quality is good in the 70-150mm range with no real problems, but as you approach 300mm you start to see blurring creep in from the sides, and chromatic abberation becomes an issue in high contrast areas (e.g. tree branches against the sky). Worse than my other lenses, but still not so bad as to make your photos unusable.

In summary it's an average to good quality lens, and for people who want something to cover those full zoom scenarios they might need on the odd occasion without breaking the bank, it would be hard to do better. If I needed a 300mm lens on a daily basis though, I'd definately look at a higher end model (and accompanying higher end price tag).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D Harrison on 19 July 2011
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As an amateur photographer who has a Nikon D3000 with a kit lens I wanted a lens with an increase zoom for wildlife and aviation photography.

I took the lens on its first real outing to an airshow to try it out and generally it coped well, the focusing was smooth and didn't take too long apart from a few moments in Shutter priority mode when the lens didn't seem to find its target and took a little 'searching' (I know this has been covered in other reviews)

Overall the picture quality was good, it is not amazing but then this is not a £500+ lens so I was not expecting professional results, at 300mm there was some slight bluring but nothing that would spoil an image (unless you are looking for competion winners!)

For the amateur photograher on a budget this lens will tick all of the right boxes for general usage, for those who are looking to use this lens for activities such as aviation photography it may be worth looking at other models more suited to the task. (I have posted a picture of one of my shots in the gallery for reference)

In terms of build quality, I think the build quality is good and have had no real concerns, I have swapped the lens on and off quite a few times whilst on holiday and can say it seems fine. As a 'bonus' feature the lens also came with a hood, good for stopping lens flare.

Overall, a good lens at a great price, professionals will probably want to look at higher end lenses but for amateurs on a budget this is a sensible choice.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Emma Gorman on 17 April 2009
I've only had this lens for a couple of days, but so far I've been really impressed with the picture quality. I'm new to using Digital SLRs, and currently have a Nikon D60, with the 17-55mm standard kit lens. The sigma lens comes with a macro facility between 200-300mm, which so far has given great picture quality and detail, even without a tripod (although a tripod would definitely be recommended as the lens and camera together are quite heavy). I'm planning to use the lens for some nature photography, and for the money, I think this is a great buy, particularly if you're new to digital photography and are not keen on spending hundreds of pounds on lenses. The autofocus also works well, and is not too loud for nature photographs (although the manual focus is easy to use if the noise is a concern). If you are an experienced photographer, then the difference between an expensive 70-300mm lens and this one may be obvious, but for a beginner, I couldn't fault this piece of kit so far. Also, the distributor, 47th St Photo, is excellent, service is really fast and efficient.
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177 of 188 people found the following review helpful By Ms S. McSweeney on 20 May 2010
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As a professional photographer I was very nervous about buying this lens, however I was in desperate need of a last minute emergancy lens for very little cash until I could get a new Nikon model! This lens is a brilliant buy! I researched it through various sources for days before buying it and in the end I decided to just buy it and pray! I am so glad I did!

It is well built and very strong and the auto focus is well above parr - better infact than on some Nikon lenses I have used! And as an added bonus it comes with a lens hood. As this is not a VR lens, I would recommend the use of a tripod for non-professional photographers and as you may find it heavy and experience "camera shake" but that is to be expected of a lens this size!

I am unable to fault this lens at all, it is a brilliant buy!
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199 of 212 people found the following review helpful By S. Leggett on 23 Aug. 2009
Wow, you will not believe just how good this lens is until you try it. It's very rare that a product surpasses your expectations even when the majority of reviews you may have read are good, but this does trust me. Autofocus is fast and accurate and only very rarely gets caught 'searching'. I shot about 500 frames at two wildlife parks recently and only a couple of times did it struggle to find the subject behind bars (and we all know what fun and games that can be!!)

Results are very sharp straight out of the camera and colour saturation I found was even better than the kit lens. You really will be getting pro quality results in no time with this baby. As for needing a tripod, what a load of old cobblers. Unless you've got seriously shaky hands you'll have no problem getting great pictures. A couple of tips on this point, firstly try and make sure your shutter speed is at least equal to the focal length, for example if your at 200mm then 1/200 sec, or more if possible. If you think your on the limit for hand holding use the continuous shooting mode and whack off 3 or more frames, your bound to get at least one in sharp focus. If the light isn't great just up the ISO - most of my recent animal shots were at 800 ISO and they look excellent.

A lot has been said about the noisy mechanics on this lens. Sure it's louder than the kit lens but as for scaring off a herd of wildebeest two miles away, get real!!! Again you'll have to trust me it's not a problem.

Finally I've noticed that not all that much has been said about the macro mode on this lens. Guess what, I'm gonna rave about that too!! It really is superb. I've done a fair amount of macro on my D40 and whilst the images have always been vibrant from the kit lens the Sigma takes it all to a completely new level.
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