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Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF USA

You Pay: $449.00

The Sigma Macro 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens is a medium telephoto macro lens which is ideal for both digital and 35mm film SLR cameras. The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view to the popular 105mm macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.

The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations, from infinity to 1:1 macro, both with natural light conditions or flash.

Note! Similar to Nikon G lenses, this lens does not have an aperture ring. G-type Nikkor lenses are fully compatible with the F5, F100, N80, N65, N60, N50, N4004-series, PRONEA 6i, PRONEA S, D100 and D1-series (or any newer model) cameras. For the F4, N90-series, N70, N8008-series and N6006 cameras, only programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure mode can be used.
AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras.

A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD lenses provide correction for all types of aberrations and produce an exceptional level of optical performance.
Sigma's super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, and helps create a natural color balance.
The floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.
A Focus Limiter Switch in incorporated on the lens, improving the speed and accuracy of autofocus by limiting the focus range.
Performance
Focal Length 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 10.1" (25.65 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 10/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.7" (7.62 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.16 lb (525 g)
Sigma Telephoto 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Autofocus Lens for Nikon AF
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood (screw-in)
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)
    • Nice bokeh (4)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (6)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Low light (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By GHelms

      from Lindale, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

        Just what I have been looking for.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Alternative

        By Steve

        from Boynton Beach, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

        I mostly use this lens for portraits. I'd been using a 50mm on my Nikon D7000, which gave me an effective length (FOV) of 75mm, but I wanted something a little longer. This Sigma 70mm (effective 105mm) was just the ticket.One review site said it is one of the sharpest lenses they have ever tested, and they weren't kidding. Be prepared to do some post processsing on older women's faces. But you get sharp as sharp gets, eyes and hair, etc.; and the color and contrast are wonderful. Bokeh is lovely, too!Build quality is excellent, and the lens handles quite well. Put the focus limit switch on to speed up non-macro focussing. I could not be happier with my purchase.And of course, B&H did their normal, fast shipping; and it provides me comfort to know they are behind the sale.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of the top 3 sharpest lens for Nikon

        By B.D.

        from Skopje, Macedonia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

        This lens, produces the most amazing, most sharp pictures I've ever done with my Nikon cameras.

        Downsides:
        No internal focus motor, can't be used on D3100/D3200/D5100 (it can but in manual mode)
        No focus override (once in AF mode, you can't turn the focus barrel)
        Sometimes when focused to infinity, can't refocus back (on the D7000)
        Slow compared to all the above mentioned, but not substantially
        Metal hood, can't be reverse mounted

        10/10 image quality (at 2.8!!)
        8/10 built quality and handling
        8.5/10 price (for a new lens, locally, inc tax)
        6/10 focusing speed
        10/10 Macro capabilty

        Overall, if you are looking after a good prime for general use, and a superb macro lens, get this lens, full no reservations recommendation.

        This is an FX lens, which on a DX camera gives a 105mm fov.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great lens

        By rofr

        from Atlanta, GA

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          I've had this lens for years....I can't even remember when I bought it. It is one of my two favorites when I need a sharp and shallow DOF shot - the other being Nikon's new 85mm f1.4 which I've had for a only few months now.

          The Sigma is super sharp making it a nice portrait lens or macro. I have a D300. It's a little slow to focus and if you decide to try your luck with autofocus when taking macro shots, you will likely find that it hunts a bit but I don't normally rely on AF when shooting macro shots so the hunting is not an issue. I would not trade the sharpness for a lens that focused a little faster or hunted a little less. When I'm taking non-macro shots in all but dim light it focuses just fine.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          solid choice

          By carrera.owner

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • AF can hunt sometimes

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          I was looking for a duel purpose macro/portrait lens and this fits the bill. I already own another Sigma lens and the quality of the glass and construction provided me the confidence that the 70 mm f/2.8 would meet my expectations.

          I am in the process of upgrading from my old d40 to my new d700. For d40 owners, autofocus is not operational (certainly not a big deal for macro or portrait work). This lens generates stunning shots, on both platforms, with crisp clarity for primary subject and very nice bokeh. While I've just gotten this lens, I can see now that this will probably become my workhorse.

          As alluded to above, I've been quite pleased with Sigma glass. When you ratio the end product quality over the price, it's hard to beat.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I use this on my Nikon D90 - LOVE IT

          By Jason

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            This lens is absolutely amazing for portraits. It has served me well for over 5 years. So far, I have no problems with it. After my friends see how clear my pictures turned out, they all want this lens too.

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            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality At A Value Price

            By GatorGrub

            from Longwood, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Rugged
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Screw-On Lens Hood

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            I am using this 70mm Sigma EX DG primarily as a Macro lens on my Nikon D80, getting the net effect of a 105mm f/2.8 lens on the D80's APS-C sensor.
            The build is excellent. The EX quality is evident. Smooth, quick AF.
            Only negative is the screw-on lens hood...when not on camera you have to find a place to secure it, versus reversing and stowing on the lens itself like Sigma offers on its longer FL lenses...and Nikon offers on all lenses.

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