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Sigma AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro Canon Fit Lens

by Sigma
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 309.9 x 195.6 x 7.6 cm ; 549 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: B000AM7CJ0
  • ASIN: B000AM7CJ0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Oct 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,898 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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This is a well-built lens and great value for the price.' -- Digital Photo - April 2006

Product Description

Sigma SIGMA 4.0-5.6/70-300 DG C/AF


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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best value utility lens 17 Nov 2011
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This lens has to be the best value utility lens I have purchased for my Canon EOS 550D. Users of this camera will be aware that the crop factor of 1.6 needs to be applied to the lens (aps-c sensor) which makes it, in effect, a 112-480mm lens but this is fine by me.
It does everything competently and although the Auto Focus is a little noisy, it is pretty accurate and reasonably fast. It has a metal mount which is one over on both the Canon 18-55mm S Kit lens I have and the 50mm MarkII I purchased from "simplyelectronics"(never again - I will be a Amazon devotee from now on - explanation later) that have plastic mounts. To be fair though, I can't see any problem with Canons cost cutting in this department so far though maybe a couple of years down the line if the plastic wears I may have to change that opinion.
I know others will say the macro facility is not as good as having a dedicated Macro lens but I look at it this way; I have effectively, a 100mm lens that can zoom to 480mm and is capable of pretty good quality Macro pictures and I don't have to change lenses to do it. It isn't the sort of lens you are going to take sharp sports pictures with because it is just too slow for that (F4-5.6) but use it for nature and general use and I think you will be impressed with it's capabilities. There is no image stabilization on this lens so a Mono or Tripod is a must at greater magnifications but anyone who has used a zoom lens in the past will be aware of this necessity.
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the money 21 Mar 2010
I have to admit that this is a pretty good lens especially for the price bracket it is in. The pictures are of a sound quality and it does have a macro function of which I will say more later. A lens hood is included. You also get Japanese optics which really benefit the picture.

There are a few negatives about the lens, none of which are show stoppers at this level unless you intend to use the lens for very particular purposes. Focussing the lens rotates the front element, so polarising filters are pretty much out as are graduated, though the later can be replicated in Photoshop fairly easily.

Yes there is a macro function but it should not be purchased as a dedicated macro lens as the macro function requires you to be using the lens between 200 and 300mm and it is a long lens physically (at 300mm min focus distance the lens is 21cm) and there is no image stabilisation so you need very good light or a tripod to use this as a macro lens, you should really use a tripod for macro photography anyway but it is easy to be caught without the tripod and have a shot you really want to take.

Back to the positives though, after all it is a 4 star product, the focus ring is a nice size and is easy to use as is the zoom ring.

Overall this is a great all round super zoom which does have a macro mode for the occasional user but should not be used as a dedicated macro lens.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value for the Price 3 Oct 2011
I bought this lense for taking Photographs of wildlife on my trip to Borneo's rainforest. The zoom lense allowed me to get some great photographs of wildlife that without the lense I would not have been able to get. I had read reviews about the lense being quite heavy but I did not find this to be the case. I also heard other reviews stating that camera shake was a real issue. I found that even at full zoom blurry pictures were not a problem, you just needed a steady hand.
Overall it is a very good lense for the price however I did experience a few small issues. Firstly the lense sometimes took a long time to focus and the Macro switch occassioanlly jammed. To un-jam it I had to switch the camera off before turning it back on again. This can be quite annoying when trying to get the perfect picture which does not tend to stay around for very long!
Latly if you want a lense to take scenic pictures with as well as long distance shots then I would recommend going for a lense which starts at 55mm rather than his one which starts at 70mm.
Despite these few issues this is a very good lense for the value and which enabled me to get some great pictures which is why I have given it four stars.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sigma AF 70-300mm zoom lens 9 Sep 2009
I bought this lens on high recommendation from a photograper friend. Although I haven't used it too much so far, the results I have had are excellent. I could have paid a lot more for the Canon equivilent but, to be honest, at my level of photography, it would have been a waste of money. This lens offers me everything I need.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lens outstanding value 13 Mar 2013
By Jane
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I bought this lens after reading the write ups and to be honest I expected to be disappointed as I have always bought either Canon or Tamron lenses in the past mainly Canon as I have always been a Canon user. I needed a new lens quickly due to the theft of my bag with my equipment and the insurance dragging it's feet, so a budget lens was called for in the meantime.

How wrong I was after using it everyday for a fortnight I was shocked to see how good it is. I print A3 size prints again on a Canon printer and the proof of the pudding as they say is in the quality of the print. The lens arrived and was working within an hour and has everydays since. Not only is it great value for money it is in fact a great lens and work horse which gives outstanding results.

Been using this now for almost two months and it's not come off the camera in all that time the results have been outstanding and works as well as the Canon lens it replaced I am more than just happy with this lens.

I have been using this lens now for six months and I have taken it to South Africa, USA and Mexico and it has never let me down.

I have had this lens for 18 months and in that time I have not had a single problem with it at all. The quality is still great and every bit as good as the Canon lens it replaced for a fraction of the price. In the time I had it it has become my "standard" lense and has hardly been off the camera inside and outside the studio. I bought this lens because I needed a budget lens and quickly as I waited for my insurance compmany to pay out for a stolen Canon one. I used the settlement for other equipment (also stolen) as I get the results I need from this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the price!
Fantastic for the price! one massive zoom if you are not used to something above your standard Canon lens. Great delivery & on time!
Published 8 days ago by Mo
4.0 out of 5 stars Purchased from car boot sale
I have purchased this lens from a car boot sale for £5. The lens was faulty, broken and not in a working condition. The intention of my purchase was to do experiment i.e. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Moazzam Tariq
5.0 out of 5 stars Sigma liscous
This lens is excellent value for money, @300mm focal length, takes excellent shots, so far have only printed to A4 with very good results, have taken night shots with no flash... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work!!!!
I'm very disappointed. I bought this lens in February 2014 and I used only twice times... then the lens stopped working. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Garganulka
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
I echo all the other reviews, except that I find do now use this mainly for macro work (for me it is too long for everyday use), and I have many excellent wildflower photos some of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Simon H
5.0 out of 5 stars Good service and product
This was a replacement item for an older one that was playing up, so I knew what I wanted and was getting. Read more
Published 4 months ago by bosanov
5.0 out of 5 stars great price
brought this for my dad for use with his canon 350d excellent deal and you could do a lot worse than buying this lens
Published 6 months ago by Marc Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I recommended this product to everyone, is excellent for photography's students, comfortable and really nice as well.
Really i love it
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb lens
This is lovely lens but, unfortunately, have not been able to us it as the wrong adapter was sent to me. Reference my complaint about the adapter, I send my apologise to you. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wallace Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value
Good value for basic alternative zoom lens for Canon DSLR ofr novice/intermediate photographer. Additional feature of "macro" function a useful bonus.
Published 7 months ago by ian
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