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

You Pay: $199.00
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)
  • Built-in Motor

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. Since the lens has a built-in motor, the auto focus will function with the Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D3000, and D5000 digital cameras.

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 Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
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 1.34 lb (610 g)
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Nikon 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 Nikon Digital Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)
    • Strong construction (27)
    • Consistent output (24)
    • Easily interchangeable (22)
    • Durable (19)

    Cons

    • Heavy (14)
    • Slow focus (9)
    • Poor in low light (7)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (26)
    • Landscape/scenery (24)
    • Sports/action (21)
    • Low light (7)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Sale Price, But Lacks Quality.

    I have mixed feelings about this lens. I received a great price because Sigma was running a promotion in January. I wouldn't pay more then full price or over $ for this lens....Read complete review

    I have mixed feelings about this lens. I received a great price because Sigma was running a promotion in January. I wouldn't pay more then full price or over $ for this lens. I have to admit, when your in the 70-135-150mm range the lens is pretty flawless. The quality is nice. However, it seems too soft for my taste. Also, I had issues focusing on subjects at 300mm. The other issue that ticked me off was chromatic aberration around 200-300mm range. Overall...I'm a little disappointed in this Sigma lens, but I will continue to use it because the range is nice to have.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very good

    The center image was not bad but the corners seem to to leave a lot to be desired. Will be returning.

    The center image was not bad but the corners seem to to leave a lot to be desired. Will be returning.

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    4.0

    Great Utility Telephoto

    By Toni

    from Toronto, ON Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

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

    Decided to purchase these lens as a all-around telephoto expecting average results, was pleasantly surprised with the outcomes - very competitive for the price range and definitely a telephoto any enthusiast would value before going pro and spending 10x or more on similar focal length in ultra-sharp glass. The build is solid, performance decent, auto-focus relatively accurate and, most importantly, results are very sharp.

    Using the lens primarily for train photography, particularly panning close-up and tighter landscape frames.

    If you are building amateur/learner/enthusiast kit - definitely worth the try. Gave it a shot, given B&H's sale price, and was a worth risk before going all out for 70-200mm, f/2.8 options at a much higher cost. Now have cash for filters, cards and possibly another camera body.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent lens at affordable price

    By Selia

    from Ocala, FL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Crowdslandscapes

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

    I needed a telephoto zoom lens with greater capacity than the one I have. I am an artist working from photos and like to get pictures of people out at fairs or in malls, etc. The farther away I can stand with my camera, the less noticeable I am. This lens allows me to take the shots I want without making the people I'm photographing paranoid (as in, who is she? why is she taking my picture?) As always, a lens of this type makes the camera a bit heavier, but that's the only down side and not a big deal.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Note for Nikon D5300 Owners

    By Eric

    from South Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor in Low Light
    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Be sure to contact B&H when ordering to make sure you're shipped a lens with the newest firmware from Sigma. Those lenses with the newest firmware have a sticker on the box saying it's "D5300 Compatible." The one I was sent was not the newest factory version with the new firmware so I've had to ship the lens off to Sigma for a firmware upgrade. Without the newest firmware the autofocus and OS will not work properly with the D5300.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By Odie

    from Bensalem, Pa.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      This lens is well built. Works great on just about any shot you take. It's a little heavy, but you would expect that. You can take hand held shots that turn out clear and in focus. The OS is great to have for that purpose. I have no complaints at all with this lens.

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      • No

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      4.0

      70-300mm F/4-5.6 DG OS Lens by Sigma

      By Dr. Moto

      from Hilton Head, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits

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

        Better than advertised as a second zoom lens for portraits or nature. great value for the money spent with a reasonable warranty. I never rate 5 as all lens could be better.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Odie

        from Bensalem, Pa.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          This is a great lens for wildlife. I have taken red-bellied woodpeckers, deer and it works great for anything you want to shoot. I haven't used my tripod yet. The OS is great to have, it's like the VR on a Nikon lens. It's a little heavy but you would expect that. It's just a cool lens.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very happy with early returns

          By vegasjon

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            I am by no means an expert -- just a semi-serious shutterbug -- so this is simply an amateur's assessment. I know the lower-end telephoto zooms have limitations, but as far as bang for the buck, this was perfect. After a few days using this lens, I'm very happy with the choice. It feels good and gets along quite well with my Nikon D5300. Autofocus works well and the optical stablization is going to be a big help. Kudos to B&H for their packaging, as it clearly went through a few bumps on the way to my doorstep (yet the lens was unscathed).

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            • No

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            5.0

            Better than expected

            By arjaycee

            from Medford, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              This is a "low end" lens, that positively has all the features I was looking for. I am especially pleased that all my camera's (Nikon d3000) automation is translated to the lens and the stabalization feature was well worth the extra money.
              I am also thrilled that B&H is still out there and has an up-to-date, and very well organized web presence. I bought from them years ago (pre-digital cameras) and am pleased to say they are every bit as reliable
              Finally, I contacted the support group via telephone to help me make a choice and they are as pleasant and well-informed as ever

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent Lens, Excellent Price

              By Harold the Referree

              from Long Island , New York

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                This lens gives excellent resolution. Easy to put on my camera and excellent value for the price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Lenses to Build On

                By Philly Bill

                from Philly

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                  I haven't used this lenses enough to give you a definitive, great lenses or junk lense....but what I can tell you is that it is a very well constructed.

                  The look and feel of this lenses is very impressive.
                  The focus is very snappy and I'm very happy with the photos I've taken at 70mm or 300mm.

                  The vibration reduction is a must have with a lenses like this and it doesn't disappoint. It is a huge difference when you turn on and off the vr.

                  Best of all .. if you're new to this expensive hobby like myself, this lense won't break the bank.

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                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Sale Price, But Lacks Quality.

                  By Brandon

                  from Mount Pleasant, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Slow Focus
                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I have mixed feelings about this lens. I received a great price because Sigma was running a promotion in January. I wouldn't pay more then full price or over $ for this lens. I have to admit, when your in the 70-135-150mm range the lens is pretty flawless. The quality is nice. However, it seems too soft for my taste. Also, I had issues focusing on subjects at 300mm. The other issue that ticked me off was chromatic aberration around 200-300mm range. Overall...I'm a little disappointed in this Sigma lens, but I will continue to use it because the range is nice to have.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Nikon

                  By Kate

                  from Westport, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Searches In Low Light
                  • Weak Casing

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I bought this lens as a cheap temporary replacement for my Nikon 80-400mm. I used it for wildlife photography and shooting pet portraits. I was surprise at the quality of the images. They were surprisingly sharp and without chromatic aberration. The lens focuses quickly and doesn't "search". It was great for small birds at my feeder. The only down side is the motor is noisy. In general I'm very impressed by then lens. It also impressed my boyfriend who is a professional photographer. We tested it for pet photography and the quality of the pictures was unexpected. I would recommend it for a casual photographer who would like a general purpose lens, a parent wanting shoot their kinds sporting event or take it on vacation, travelers and students (like me) and semi-professonials. Its a good value. You can't beat the price for what you get. Also, when traveling you don't have to worry about it loosing $$$$ if something happens to it it can easily be replaced.

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                  4.0

                  Yet to test

                  By Agg9900

                  from Omaha, NE

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

                  A great price for this lens. Everything works ok so far.

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                  5.0

                  Good glass for the price

                  By Paulo

                  from Brazil

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

                  Very good lens for the price. Got mine at B&H on a rebate for just 199. Money well spent.
                  Of course it is not tack sharp as a faster and much more expensive lens, but allows me to take good pictures at zoos, shows, specially in well lit situations.
                  The downside is that it is a little but noisy as the focus does not have an ultrasonic motor and the front element rotates when focusing. But given that it costed 1/3 of the Nikon version, I am very satisfied with it.

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                  3.0

                  Not really sure yet -

                  By kate

                  from maine

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Price
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

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

                    I received this lens as a birthday present from my husband as the largest zoom I had was a 55-200. Compared to my other lenses, this one is definitely heavier/bulkier. I have only used it twice this week and have to say I'm not sure if I like it or not. I shot on fully automatic both times and all my pictures were washed out, a problem I have not had with my other lenses. It also seems to me that it is a bit slow on the focus, as all the "action" shots were blurry. Maybe that's me, not sure as I've only had it a week but I'm not completely sold on it honestly.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great value for price paid

                    By Xian

                    from Coral Springs, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      Took my new lense to the 24 hours of Daytona sports car race. It met my expectations and was very easy to handle.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens

                      By RS

                      from Alabama

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Sports/Action

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

                        This lens is just what I needed to capture my children at their sporting events! I was fortunate to have a professional sales associate discuss and answer all the questions I had about my purchase. I love the lens, but more so the company, as they really work with the costumer!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        bueno

                        By Pato Huidobro

                        from Laurel Lake, NY

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light
                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Da muy bueos acercamientos y funciona bien en NIKON d3000

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Powerful lens

                        By okdelta

                        from Lockport,NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        I've been wanting a longer lens and received this lens as a gift. I am very happy with the quality of photos and the ease of using.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Nice lens for great price

                        By run Joe run

                        from Dayton OH

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Sports/Action

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

                          I have been shopping for a lens like this for several weeks. This lens on other sites is at least an additional $50. Fast shipping and no issues with the product as of right now....... Thx

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