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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras USA

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Product Highlights
  • Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer)
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 59.1"
  • 9-Blade, Rounded Diaphragm
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Lens Hood Included
  • Lightweight (21.5 oz)

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Telephoto Zoom makes telephoto shooting easy for many types of photography such as sport and nature. The lens is built with Special Low Dispersion Glass (SLD) elements to provide corrections for all types of aberrations. Its super-multi-layer coating adds to the excellence of images by reducing flare and ghosting, yielding high contrast images throughout the focal range.

Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer) can reduce shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This lens' rounded 9-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur for out-of-focus areas of a picture. With a minimum focusing distance of 59.1" throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.9, this zoom is a good choice for close-up imaging. The compact construction of the lens helps make it good for travel and hand-held telephoto photography.

Performance
Focal Length 70 - 300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 34.3° - 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.256x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 16/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.01 x 4.98" (7.65 x 12.65 cm)
Weight 21.5 oz (610 g)
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras
  • LH 680-02 Lens Hood
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 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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    Sigma70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras
     
    4.3

    (based on 56 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (37)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)
    • Lightweight (24)
    • Consistent output (23)
    • Strong construction (22)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (11)
    • Poor in low light (9)
    • Heavy (8)
    • Lens creep (3)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (38)
    • Landscape/scenery (26)
    • Sports/action (26)
    • Weddings (12)
    • Macro photography (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (22), Casual photographer (17), Semi-pro photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (44), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My Go To Lense

    I take this lense everywhere I go, its a great go to lense, I do all outdoor shooting and it performs well. It has great BOKEH and nice sharp images, the only thing...Read complete review

    I take this lense everywhere I go, its a great go to lense, I do all outdoor shooting and it performs well. It has great BOKEH and nice sharp images, the only thing that sets me back is that its a little slow on auto focus but no problem I still shoot sports like baseball, running, animals, ect.

    I use the EOS Canon 7d with the Vello BG-C4 Battery Grip so the camera gets a little heavy, other than that its a great lense I do use a mono pod while shooting to help prevent color fringing too much camera shake will give you some color fringing, but that is with all lenses.

    For the price its a good lense for everyday shooting, I also have done some Portrait phots.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid Value in a Multi-purpose lens

    I wanted a lens I could just leave on my EOS 5D Mark II and employ for most occasions. The Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 fits the bill. It takes clear images at...Read complete review

    I wanted a lens I could just leave on my EOS 5D Mark II and employ for most occasions. The Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 fits the bill. It takes clear images at low shutter speeds thanks to it's image stabilization. It feels solid and is not very heavy. It does not focus as fast as a Canon, but you make up for that in the difference in price. I'm pleased with this purchase.

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    4.0

    Love!

    By Bets

    from Vancouver, WA

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

    Took this on our trip to the Grand Canyon and though it is a little heavy it was well worth it!

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    4.0

    Can't beat it for the price

    By Ti

    from VT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

    Picked this lens up for my 5D Mk2. Honestly, considering the price, this lens is fantastic. Given a reasonable amount of light, you can pop off some amazing and crisp shots. AF is noisy and not incredibly fast, but the flip side is that you're not spending $2500. If you're looking for a telephoto zoom for your non-pro stuff, this will not disappoint.

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    5.0

    EXCELLENT - QUICK DELIEVERY

    By Sella

    from New Jersey

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

    I used the product for photo shoots of models. It's great because it has a fast auto focus, but not extremely fast.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    more band for the buck

    By WildLife Guy

    from Pennsylvania

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

    Before purchasing my 70 to 300 mm lens, I compared your price to the competition and found the Sigma lens to be the deal of a lifetime. I compared the competition lens filter sizes to sigma 62 mm, I feel your lens body gave me more meat to grab on to while in manual focus. The drive motor is a little on the loud side but with my Canon T3i set in AF mode (AL SERVO) the drive motor did not skip a beat staying in focus and capturing wildlife.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Absolutely Great Lens for the Price

    By John

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

    I am just getting into digital photography so I am a 100% amateur. I purchased this lens in January of 2014 after getting a Cannon T3 as a Christmas present. As many other reviewers have pointed out, yes this lens is heavier than the comparable Cannon model, and the auto focus is also louder; but the cost savings makes it well worth it.

    The only negative point I can say about this lens so far is dealing with the frustration of having to change lenses on my camera when I want a wider angle shot, but I'm still very satisfied with my purchase.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I like this product!

    By GerardoPonce_MDP

    from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

      When I opened the box I was surprised with the feel-at-hand... but after take some pictures I turn crazy because the price for this quality of lens!!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By miked

      from Winter Springs, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Also Works With Ff
      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction
      • Works On Crop Sensor And

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Architectual
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

        I bought this lens as a replacement for the Tamron 18-270mm. I was not satisfied with the results on the Tamron and I still needed a longer lens for when I am on vacation.
        I will be using this for some wildlife and car racing from the stands.
        The lens is very solid on the build, excellent feel when mounted on my 70D, it is a little noisy but that is fine with me. It locks onto the subject rather quickly.
        My only beef is the lens hood that comes with the lens. It is difficult to mount and un-mount, but I will look for another one soon.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lens!

        By Fun Jack

        from St. Peters, MO

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

            Great lens at a greaet price! Very pleased with the pictures.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Better than expected

            By Tiffani

            from Warsaw, IN

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

              I ordered this lens and the Canon 55-250 IS to compare. After reading the huge amounts of reviews on the 55-250 here and on @ I had pretty much convinced myself that I'd keep that one and send this one back. This one has fewer reviews and they are 3-4 stars rather than the 4-5's the 55-250 was getting.Well, the lenses arrived and I was amazed at the clarity of this lens. There was no comparison. I asked several family members to choose which picture they liked best and this one won every time with no hesitation. Needless to say, the 55-250 went back instead.So why the disparity in reviews vs. performance? I can only think that it must be that the 55-250 was being compared to the canon 75-300 (no IS and the bottom rung of the lenses) and maybe the Sigma was being compared (in people's minds anyways) to the nicer lenses, like the Canon 70-300 - which I would love to have by the way but can't afford! :)BH Photo sent this right out, had the best price and was in all other ways, great! I highly recommend both them and this product!

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              • No

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worth it's weight it Gold!

              By CinemaStory LLC

              from Dallas Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

              I purchased this because I desperatley needed a zoom lens for a wedding production. The price point is awesome for this lens. Auto focus is fast. Image stabilization (OS) is good; lots of swaying/delayed movement when you are zoomed in tight and trying to pan or adjust a bit but that's what it is suppose to do. I wish the lens was a bit faster (f/4-5.6) but it still has beautiful bokeh and worked well at my outdoor wedding. Hopefully it will be fast enough in low-light conditions without having to turn up ISO to much. I would buy again and again.

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              4.0

              Good long lens

              By Kansas amateur

              from Kansas

              Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

              Have shot less than a hundred pictures so far but the lens gives good reach. It is very sharp pictures. The stabilization takes a few pictures to get used to but is generally helpful.

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              5.0

              Perfect lens for the price

              By JGvideo

              from Guayaquil, Ecuador

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light
              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

              I was a bit skeptical about the quality of this lens because of the price, but it turned out being excellent. I use this lens with a Canon T3i, and even though is not quite fast, it is perfect for what I needed. I mainly use this lens for outdoor photography and video of animals and sports. I know this is not the best lens there is, but if you are just starting out and want to explore more about photography this is a perfect lens to start with.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good lens & Good price.

              By BigKay

              from Flushing NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                nice built,Fast focus,sharp image.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Best value for my money

                By Rolly

                from Miami, fl

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                  I use my Sigma 70-300mm on my canon t2i as part of my everyday take with me gear. This lens is small and powerful, the zoom power on my crop sensor is truly incredible. It cannot compete my higher end gear but, I'm always ready and have come up with some very impressive shots.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works fine

                  By TJ

                  from Kuwait

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • No Difference In Os

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                  I ordered this lens to replace my broken Tamron 70-300. The lens is good and the focusing speed (relative to Tamron's) is better. The weight is not too heavy and I'd say relatively suitable.
                  The quality and sharpness are also good relative to Tamron. However, I don't see much difference with the OS being on or off. At 300mm, the OS seems of no use almost.

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                  5.0

                  EXCELLENT FOR CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY

                  By Wriss

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                    Customer service rep, Kirk R recommended this lens for my concert photography. I was on a budget and needed something quick. It was fast, pretty good with low light and worked well with my Canon 6D. This was my first non-Canon lens & my photos turned out great.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    light, fast and great value

                    By lihouca

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                      I purchased it for my Canon 6D. Yes this lens is cheap. However I think it should be good ennough for my purpose of photoing some wild animals occasionaly. I have tried it for one day. It is small, light, focusing fast and accurate. I don't think I will ever regret with this purchase.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this Lens!

                      By Just Lin

                      from Mansfield, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                      Bought this lens in the store in Manhattan, put it on my Canon EOS Rebel T3, and started taking photos. Easy to use. Great looking photos! Love it! The sales person was awesome and helped me decide on this being the best lens for me (as somewhat of a beginner). And for the price, it is amazing!

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens Great Price

                      By DuxMom

                      from Boston, Massachusetts

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                        I am very satisfied with my new lens. For the price, you can't beat it. I take a lot of nature photography and this lens is great. I have been shooting loons all week and the lens is performing as I expected.

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                        • Yes

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                        1.0

                        Lemon Lens

                        By Scans

                        from CT

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light
                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras:

                            I purchased this lens to work on a 50D Canon Body for my Daughter's trip to South Africa. The lens keept on freezing and would not allow her to focus or take pictures. A disappointment to her trip and capturing memories. I would not recommend this lens.

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