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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • For Nikon F Mount Cameras
  • Zoom Telephoto
  • Maximum Magnification of 1:2
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Special Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Lightweight (18.7 oz)
  • Lens Hood Included

The Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Lens is the ideal compact and economical choice for a telephoto zoom lens. By incorporating an autofocusing motor into the lens itself, it can now autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40, D40x, etc.). In addition, with the motor built into the lens, focusing will be quieter and more responsive. Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:4 maximum magnification at focal lengths shorter than 200mm, from 1:2.9 to 1:2 at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm, and 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 DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance while also 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
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 34.3° - 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (150 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Elements/Groups 14/10
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.02 x 4.70" (7.66 x 11.95 cm)
Weight 18.70 oz (530 g)
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 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.
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sigma70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 110 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (60)
    • Easily interchangeable (59)
    • Consistent output (46)
    • Durable (46)
    • Strong construction (44)

    Cons

    • Heavy (25)
    • Slow focus (18)
    • Poor in low light (15)
    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Lens creep (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (44)
    • Wildlife photos (44)
    • Sports/action (43)
    • Macro photography (40)
    • Weddings (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (35), Casual photographer (32), Enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (7), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (57), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Lens

    Regardless of the manufacturer, this is a great lens. I've been using this lens with my Nikon D60 for 6 years. I've had no issues and no complaints with it.

    The...Read complete review

    Regardless of the manufacturer, this is a great lens. I've been using this lens with my Nikon D60 for 6 years. I've had no issues and no complaints with it.

    The reviews I've read, regarding the auto focus slowness, I believe is from those people who don't have patience to wait.

    When I'm zooming in at least 200 - 300mm, I want the lens to take it's time and focus on the subject so my result is a quality, professional shot. Why would you need a fast auto focus on something hundreds of feet away? Taking an action shot? Then get close with a fast auto focusing lens.

    Well worth the price. I took some amazing shots at the Grand Canyon and I am very satisfied.

    I would recommend this lens to anyone in the market for a decent priced zoom lens. Whether you are a beginner or professional, I feel this lens will not disappoint you.

    The photo accompanying my review was shot using the lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Performer For The Price

    I have had quite good results with this lens. It has stepped up to the plate for shooting a friend's son playing baseball and proved adequate to give me clear, blurless shots at high...Read complete review

    I have had quite good results with this lens. It has stepped up to the plate for shooting a friend's son playing baseball and proved adequate to give me clear, blurless shots at high FPS rates. The Macro finction works quite well and I have been pleased with the results considering it is not a dedicated Macro.

    Reviewed by 110 customers

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    5.0

    Best bang for the buck

    By DCleary6

    from Millis,MA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Fits Nikon Slr
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

      I have been shopping for a telephoto lens for some time and price has been the stopping point in these days of economic toil. So I have had my eye on this lens for some time and B&H notified me of the sale they had over Christmas so I could not resist.

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      5.0

      Great lens for the price

      By Rick

      from Dartmouth MA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            Got this lens for my daughter for xmas and she loves it!

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            sigma lens

            By ernie

            from Maryland

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            Ordered this for my wife and loves it works great

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            5.0

            Good Lenses great value

            By Ric the traveler

            from Baltimore, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            I've been using it mainly to take animal zoom photos because of the distance they are. It has good quality and good focus but it could have faster responsiveness.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very nice for the price

            By Angelabr

            from Garland, Tx

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Great quality
            • Manual Focus Is Nice
            • The price

            Cons

            • Lens Creep
            • Noisy AF
            • Slow Focus
            • Wonky

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            I was hesitant about this lens at first because of the price but after a couple test shots I was excited for the quality it produced. It's not a professional lens but it's great for people like me who can't afford 3k lens and use it as a hobby besides it's not the lens that makes an image great.I previously was using a 55-200mm from nikon and think I'm liking this lens for just a tad bit more zoom range and the detailing seems better but just a tad.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very reasonable product for the price

            By NJ

            from Houston

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • End Zoom Blurriness

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            I purchased as price was excellent and reviews made me curious. what I likes was nice zoom and macro capability. I'm not a pro to be able to comment on CA, and vignetting and just wanted to be able to shoot distant without any worry about blurriness which I should confess to my experience that was the only downside. even probably with a tripod distant photography will not have good results due to lack of image stabilization. otherwise I liked this lens for its superb price, zoom, and macro capability which was an excellent macro in fact.

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            5.0

            Sigma 70 - 300 mm lens

            By Les

            from New Jersey

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            Great lens. Just filmed the moon. Earlier filming wasn't as detailed or beautiful. I am amazed .

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            4.0

            Can't Beat The Price

            By Randyman712

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lens Creep

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

            Good carry around lens for putting on my new D810. Nice and sharp with a little vignetting at full zoom but tolerable

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Lens

            By Richie

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

              I bought this lens as a replacement for my 75-200mm and this is the best lens I have. I use it for portrait photography and for when I'm attending sporting events and I'm able to get excellent photos. I recommend this lens to any one who is looking for a 70-300mm lens.

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              4.0

              Great Lens for the money!

              By dan2466

              from Tracy, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                Easy to use, takes great pictures, fast learning curve.

                This is a great Lens for me and I got it at a very reasonable price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very pleased with this lens

                By dlmcm

                from Oklahoma City, OK

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                    I purchased this lens primarily for my grandsons' sporting events, and very quickly found it to be better than I expected. I use this lens with a Nikon D3000, and didn't want to spend a large amount for a lens I was using just for fun! After a weekend soccer tournament, I would recommend this lens to anyone. The auto focus worked fast allowing me to cover the field, as well as the sidelines, with all results in focus. So, I am very pleased with this lens!

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                    4.0

                    Great for beginners

                    By jsno

                    from Grand Rapids, Mi

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                    Although this lens isn't the greatest, for the price it is a great starter lens to practice with. It is a bit noisy and slow but for the price what do you expect. It's very durable and I have shot many great pictures with it. Good for outdoors.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Would totally buy this again!!!

                    By Jen

                    from Frederick, MD

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                    Just ordered this to go with my Nikon D3000 camera that I just got and am starting a photography business with my brother. Used it out during the snow to practice and the pictures came out amazing!!

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Excellent

                    By Snapper

                    from LA

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                    Great lense for the price. I would recommend to any begainer or ametuer on low budget.

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                    4.0

                    Great lens

                    By JJ

                    from Sacramento, Ca.

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easy to use
                    • Price point

                    Cons

                    • None that I can tell

                    Best Uses

                    • Everything
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                    As a casual photographer I have been happy with the lenses that came with my D40 but wanted some more range and the ability to explore macro photography.

                    At this price point there just isn't a better all around value out there.

                    So far very happy. Hawaii trip next week with be the true test but I am confident it will perform as expected if not better.

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                    5.0

                    Very good piece of equipment

                    By Dr Bastian

                    from san juan

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                      Good Price

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Value

                      By Soccer Parents

                      from Tacoma, WA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • A little Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                      We purchased this lens to replace at 55-200 mm lens for our kids' sporting events. After our first weekend long event, we are pleased with the results. The photos are crisp and work well with our rapid shooting mode. The motor noise is no more than our original Nikkor lens. Looking forward to using it more this summer and fall.

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                      4.0

                      As Expected

                      By Oringinal MrMac

                      from Ypsilanti MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light

                      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                      The Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Lens does as advertised. I am taking classes and learning how to control exposure, this lens gives me very satisfying results. I'm using a Nikon D5100.

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                      5.0

                      Close up for great price

                      By Ryan the media guy

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                        I use this lens for sports. The lens feels good and solid in my hand, and even though my camera's AF is starting to go, the lens still had no problems. The extra macro focus really gives me an extra bit of control that I love. While indoor light is difficult, outdoor lights have not been a problem. A great buy for the fact that it is a long zoom telephoto for under $ .

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                        5.0

                        A++++++

                        By Jean

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • None at this time

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

                        Awesome highly recommended.

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