Review Lens: Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon

Lens Overview - Sigma 70-300mm F4

The Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Macro lens is the compact and economical choice for a telephoto zoom lens. Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length. It is the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range.

The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.

Macro photography with a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length
Switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element in this lens for excellent correction of chromatic aberration
UPC: 085126509347

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Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony A
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34.3° to 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance59.1" / 150.11 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 4.7" / 7.62 x 11.94 cm
Weight18.7 oz / 530 g

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Lens Technical

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro NikonPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro NikonPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 200520192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $239$1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 707024
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Oct. 2005Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SigmaPanasonicPanasonic


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