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

Price: $169.00
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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 104 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (58)
    • Easily interchangeable (56)
    • Consistent output (46)
    • Durable (44)
    • Strong construction (43)

    Cons

    • Heavy (25)
    • Slow focus (16)
    • Poor in low light (14)
    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (42)
    • Wildlife photos (41)
    • Landscape/scenery (40)
    • Macro photography (36)
    • Weddings (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (33), Casual photographer (29), Enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (7), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (53), Yes (5)

    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.

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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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      • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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                5.0

                Really enjoying this lense

                By Jay S

                from Medford, OR

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I am a recreational photographer, my father is a pro and recommended Sigma as a good brand as I was looking for a lense for my newly acquired Nikon D3100. I have used this lense to take some outdoor shots and some indoor shots of my son playing basketball and I am really loving the pictures it is taking. The auto focus reponse has been great and the photos are really good. I will admit with indoor I could probably add a better flash and that would improve things but for my purposes the photos are fantastic.

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens, I would by it again.

                  By OlaFoto

                  from Lake Tahoe, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  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:

                  I use this lens for macro, portrait, landscape, I guess I use it very generally. Fast auto-focus, excellent Macro focusing. Its just a little heavy when using a tripod at 200mm-300mm focal length and bounces for a few seconds(I don't have the best tripod), but for the price it can't be beat.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect lens!

                  By Beatrice

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Awesome lens! Sigma has done it again. Being a fashion blogger, the 70-300mm takes amazing photos.

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                  4.0

                  Not bad for the price

                  By E Maki

                  from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Auto-Focus
                  • Good Macro Shots

                  Cons

                  • Sticky Zoom

                  Best Uses

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

                    Haven't shot a lot with this lens besides some test pictures. I find it a bit stiff when adjusting focal length. Very quick auto focus but some shots did require manual focus to hit the sweet spot. Did some long lens shooting and you do have to shoot off a tripod at full zoom being there's no stabilizer. Macro gives some great shallow depth of field shots. For the price it's a good lens.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Lens

                    By RGP Photography

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      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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                      4.0

                      Affordable zoom yet very good quality

                      By PP

                      from Maryland, USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      very useful range outdoor taking pictures (not very good in low light). If you want a budget superzoom for outdoor shooting, this is a good deal. will buy this product again.

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