Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro is a budget telephoto zoom lens that can be used on both APS-C and full frame cameras. With a range that is useful for candid portraiture, capturing children playing in the backyard, amateur sports or even wildlife at the zoo, it’s great on vacation for capturing scenic details or even groups of flowers in a garden. Sigma makes several different 70-300mm lenses - here the APO designation means premium optics, and Macro means relatively close focusing, but this model doesn't offer image stabilisation.
The high performance telephoto zoom lens is ideal for digital SLR cameras. This lens has two SLD glass elements in the front lens group and one in the rear lens group It is able to shoot with maximum magnification 1:2 at the focal length of 300 mm. It's the ideal lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range
This lens has two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front lens group and one in the rear lens group, the lens has excellent correction of chromatic aberration through the entire zoom range.
High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range. It also has a switch that converts the lens to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a minimum focusing distance of 95cm (37.4 inches). In normal mode the minimum focusing distance is 150cm (59.1 inches) at all zoom settings. Maximum magnification between 200mm and 300mm is 1:2.9 to 1:2.
|Lens construction||14 elements in 10 groups|
|Angle of view||34.3 - 8.2°|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9 Blades|
|Minimum focusing distance||150cm（Macro mode 95in.) / 59.1in.(Macro mode 37.4in.)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:4.1（Macro mode 1:2）|
|Filter size||⌀58mm / 3.0in. x 4.8in.|
|Dimensions (diameter × length)||⌀76.6mm×122mm|
|Weight||550g / 19.4oz.|
|Corresponding AF Mounts||
SIGMA / CANON / NIKON / SONY / PENTAX
Nikon mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.
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