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Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2007 to 2019 (discontinued). The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 231 €;
44 users have given it an average vote of 8.0 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.

Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.

Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Sony A-mount.

Pentax: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Pentax.

Sigma SA: this lens is compatible with reflex and mirrorless fullframe and APS-C Sigma SA-mount.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   70-300 mm
 Angle of view   34.4 - 8.3°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4-5.6
 Aperture blades   9
 Lenses/Groups   14 elements in 10 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.95 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.25x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, external
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   58 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   530 g
 Dimensions   76 x 119 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on January 23, 2013

Pros: Not heavy, Sharpness 70-200mm very good, Close focus 0,95 from sensor at 300mm, Good contrast.

Cons: Af noisy, Litlle soft at 300mm, Litlle dark, No OS.

Opinion: I like this. This is my second copy that i have and i really like the long macro. It is sharp if you have steady hands or good tripod. Its cheap (i paid 139€) and easy to carry all day :-) Have taken many thosends of pictures with this lens :) There is many lenses that are much better but you get nice pictures with this one too. It just takes time to learn steady hands and good lights.

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avatarsenior
sent on February 26, 2019

Pros: Firstly, the price: paid new on Amazon less than €140 (Pentax attack) I think I bought well: light and compact, occupies little place in the backpack and the optical yield is more than enough, even if understandably declining (albeit not dramatic) to increase of the focal; Good invoice (no games between the sections of the zoom and the front does not stretch if brought down) and materials (plastics of course), excellent attack that offers the right resistance to the assembly, MAF fast enough and above all Precise, without B/f focus.

Cons: Nothing that is not abundantly compensated by the "pros": As mentioned, over 200 mm The yield falls, though not too blatantly; The MAF in pursuit is definitely not his forte: better not ask him what he can not give! The brightness is what it is but I already knew before buying it.

Opinion: The zoom 70-300 is a lens for me very interesting that unfortunately is missing in the Pentax catalog that's why I bought it on Amazon, especially comforted by the possibility of returning if not satisfied; I must say instead that the article is beyond my most optimistic expectations: the plastic abounds, of course, but it seems of good quality and is particularly pleasant to the touch; The construction is unexceptionable and it doesn't matter if it's not stabilized because the Pentax have the sensor stabilization. Another nice surprise the MAF: fast and precise, albeit not silent, is much more comfortable in one shot; The one in pursuit, especially if quick, better not to ask it even if some hit can put it to sign! There is no lack of macro function (a bit ' cumbersome in reality) but I do not care, preferring in these cases a dedicated goal. The overall optical yield, as mentioned, is more than acceptable up to 200 mm, after... After you have to settle a little, but... Not even that much! I can not express myself with regard to chromatic aberrations because they are corrected in the car, while I have not detected any particular flare phenomena. The lens is supplied with a hood. In conclusion, it is a lens that all in all I would recommend when not available as a proprietary optics or when you do not want to spend much in a perspective that we know that we will do little; In my opinion, it has a very good price/quality ratio and can give more than some satisfaction to those who use it with knowledge of the cause.

avatarjunior
sent on January 19, 2019

Pros: Price, autofocus speed

Cons: Sharpness at maximum focal, unstabilized, shiny effect of plastics ' ' when they grow old ' '

Opinion: Taken used at 60 euros with one year warranty I can only talk about it bene...la thing that most impressed me is the speed of MAF, very fast and quite accurate. of cons for the price you can not pretend miracles, the sharpness from 200mm up starts to fall to the edges until the maximum focal and you have to tighten enough the diaphragm, not being stabilized you can not get down to long focal lengths with the Times , basically if you shoot with good light you pull out good shots, I like photographing motocross and before taking a top end tele I used this for quite a while and I enjoyed it... indeed I kept it because enthusiastic about the speed of Infan Or This little guy

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avatarjunior
sent on November 07, 2018

Pros: Optimum sharpness at f 5.6-8 from 70 to 135 good at 200mm f8

Cons: Soft at the edges at 300mm but for the 88 euros paid: No cons!

Opinion: I bought, for 30,000 lire (about 104 euros today), in the far 1978 a 200mm f 4.5 Galaxy A preselection: a real bottle bottom. Today, for 88 euros (used as new), the performance of this tele zoom makes the miracle scream. Over 200mm just close a couple of stops and keep the subject in the middle and go big up to 300mm. Bearing in mind that the APS-C frame is equivalent to a 105-450. Umberto

avatarsupporter
sent on July 03, 2018

Pros: Price, weight content. Macro?!?

Cons: Loses a bit in sharpness when used with maximum focal length.

Opinion: Purchased a few years ago as the first tele-zoom "true". Currently it is at very attractive price. Constructively well done, even though it is almost all made of plastic material. The plastic however allows to contain the weight. The attack is metal. In general the yield is good, it is at the chromatic level that of definition, even if it suffers a little with the maximum focal. In this case the image softens slightly. At full aperture you notice some chromatic aberration. Good resistance to flare and parasitic light, I have taken backlit photos without any particular problems. Autofocus fast enough. It's also really noisy, but this is not a problem in itself for the photo. I noticed some uncertainty in critical condition. I used the lens also freehand with satisfactory results. The focus ring is very fluid, that of focal selection a little less. Originally purchased for wildlife photos, I started using it with interesting results even on the street.




Photos taken with Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro

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