Sigma APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Sony A

Sigma APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Sony A

Sigma APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Sony A

B&H # SI703004DGMA MFR # 508205
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Product Highlights

  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three SLD Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 1:2 Magnification, 3.1' Minimum Focus
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Overview

  • 1Description

Versatile enough for close-up and faraway subjects, the Sony A-mount APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro from Sigma is a telephoto zoom lens characterized by its unique ability to also handle macro applications with a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio. Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens's optical design employs three Special Low Dispersion elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy. A multi-layer coating is also used to control ghosting and flare for improved contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Sony A-mount cameras, however it is also suitable for APS-C models where it will provide a 105-450mm equivalent focal length range.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a dedicated Macro position for a half of life-size 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 3.1' to suit working with close-up subjects.
Apochromatic optical design utilizes three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Multi-layer coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 085126508340
In the Box
Sigma APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Sony A
  • LCF-58 III 58mm Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap LCR II for Sony A Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood for 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super Lens
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Specs

    Focal Length 70 to 300mm
    Maximum Aperture f/4 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Sony A
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 34.3 to 8.2
    Maximum Magnification 0.5x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.12' / 95 cm
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.02 x 4.80" / 76.6 x 122 mm
    Weight 1.2 lb / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.9 x 4.7"

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Reviews

    APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Lens for Sony A is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value for inexpensive zoom I've been using this lens for over a year, and feel it is well worth the money. For a very reasonable price you get a lens that has reasonable sharpness, and an effective macro. There are much cheaper lenses out there and much more expensive ones too. If you are looking for a good zoom lens at a reasonable price, you should put this on your list of top contenders. I use the lens mostly for Air Show photography. It has enough reach (especially with 1.5 crop factor on many DSLR cameras) to bring the planes in close, and since I'm outdoors, the 5.6 aperture isn't an issue. When the light gets dimmer, you will need to bump up the ISO and auto focus 'hunting' starts to become an issue, but at this price point thats a fact of life. This is a great all around lens for anyone looking for a reasonably priced lens with great reach for outdoor shooting.
    Date published: 2008-02-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for the money I bought this in the Sony mount. I have an 80-200 f2.8 zoom that's too heavy to carry around for general purpose photos. This lens is fairly light and very sharp up to the 200mm. It gets a little soft at tha 300mm mark. If you don't enlarge your pictures beyond 8 X 10 that shouldn't be an issue. So far I've used it for landscape, wildlife and because it has a decent macro mode, macro photos. I'm happy with the results. The only down sides so far are the af motor is noisy and the lens rotates for focusing.
    Date published: 2012-08-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short life lens I was happy when I bought this lens, seemed perfect for the type of photography (nature) that I love to do. Great versatility, crisp images. BUT ... in less than a year the AF gear went on it. I found another person who experienced the same problem in even less time. Such a shame. I'm moving on to a better built lens. Learned my lesson.
    Date published: 2009-07-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality, Inexpensive APO Positive: This inexpensive zoom is solidly built, operates smoothly and has minimal chromatic aberration (purple fringing'). Very useful outdoors and for general telefoto purposes. On a Sony alpha camera with a C-size sensor gives the 35mm equivalent of 105-450 mm. I expected softness at the end of the zoom range but was pleasantly surprised (!). Allows me to find interesting faces in a crowd and capture fine details of remote objects (e.g. when filming architectural curiosities). Not too heavy and, when attached to a A700, balances well. I also own a Tamron 28-300 zoom and, as expected, this Sigma lens is sharper and operates smoother in the 200-300 mm range. The lens does not creep and requires just the right amount of force in changing the focal length (which is nice; I am annoyed by the lens creep on the otherwise excellent Sony Zeiss 16-80) Negative: maximum aperture at 300mm is 5.6 which is a bit dim for the autofocus. As a result autofocus is often slower and may hunt for up to 5 seconds (after which I usually angrily turn it off and focus manually). The hunt happens about once every 15-20 shots (I film as I go: oh, look there's a bird -- oh, look there is an interesting face -- oh, look at that roofline). Macro feature is not a true macro and is available only when the lens focal length is set between 200 and 300, macro images are rather dim and somewhat flat but usable. Not a walkaround lens (105 mm minimum focal length; be prepared to switch lenses a lot). The autofocus motor seems to consume a bit more electricity than the Minolta/Sony 75-300 lens, Sony 18-200 lens and Sony Zeiss 16-80 lens (=shorter battery life but not by much). In short: recommended
    Date published: 2008-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money! I bought this particular lens for the macro setting. I use it primarily for flowers and wildlife. The clarity and 'cripness' it achieves is far beyond what I would have expected from such an inexpesive lens. I have used it with a 2x converter for long distance shots of wildlife. Unfortunately it doesn't auto focus with a converter attached. That it's only drawback. My hat is off to Sigma.
    Date published: 2013-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens at a great price I received this lens from B&H about a week ago. After the first week of use I am very impressed with the amazing performance of this lens. Great for photographing animals from a distance, and the macro feature is a plus. If you are looking for a powerful telephoto lens at a bargain price this is your best choice. My only complaint is the focus ring feels gritty. Like sand got into it. And the zoom ring sticks sometimes. Aside from that I am very satisfied.
    Date published: 2012-07-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good lens for price Well ,where should I start ! Image Quality : Great Price : XXXcellent build : poor very good lens for beginners like me but I'm having issues with auto focus (My camera is Sony alpha a77) ,when using this lens sometimes it's struggling to catch the spot. for me it's not a big deal because sony have the focus peaking that makes manual focus easier.
    Date published: 2012-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap and useful I'm spanish so I'll try to do it correctly. I bought it in NY this summer and I'm using it all the time. I hadn't enough money to buy a 18-700 one so I chose it. If it's a cloudy day or night you can have problems when you're working about 200 or 300 mm. To sum up, it's a cheap and useful option if you're beginer.
    Date published: 2012-08-26
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    Is compatible lens Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro with camera Sony a7 with LA-EA4 Adaptor in part autofocus and image stabilization?
    Asked by: Sergey C.
    How sharp are the pics? And does the lens work well with the adapter?
    Answered by: Mickey
    Date published: 2018-11-22

    question

    Does it work with Sony SLT A 58? Thank you
    Asked by: Horacio G.
    Works great with my A67 SLT. I got it to temporarily replace my SAL 70400G wich had to go in for repair. However at 1/10 the price it was 90% as good.
    Answered by: JOHN S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does it have a focus ring for internal focus
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The autofocus of this lens is internal (meaning the front face of the lens does not rotate during focusing useful for work with lens hood and specialty filters). The lens has a manual focusing ring for manual control of the focus when AF is not preferred.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this work on my Minolta X-700?And since this has a 1:2 macro ratio can I get an extension tube that will fit on my Minolta X-700 also?
    Asked by: isaiah
    The Minolta X-700 camera appears to have a Minolta SR-mount, sometimes referred to by the name of the corresponding lens generation: MC , MD or X-700 instead. This Sigma 70-300mm lens uses a Minolta Maxxum or Minolta MA mount, however, and will not be compatible. We may have other options, available from multiple companies, depending upon your needs and their unique features. Please contact our Sales team via chat, email, phone, or visit our NYC SuperStore.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Can you use this lens with the LAEA 4 adapter on ...

    Can you use this lens with the LAEA 4 adapter on a Sony A7lll? And do all the electronic functions work.
    Asked by: Mickey

    question

    Does it work with sony a6000?
    Asked by: Carlos B.
    I'm not sure but i have a sony alpha a65 which i use it with so presumably if the cameras have the same lens mount it'll work.
    Answered by: JEREMY K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will this lens work on the sony a500 using the LAE-3 adapter, or would it be better to use the LAEA-4 adapter? I heard if it is a SAM/SSM lens you can use the LAEA-3 adapter
    Asked by: Dwight C.
    I use it on my a58 without any adapter. I am not familiar with those adaptors. Sorry.
    Answered by: William R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    is it compatible with sony alpha 3000?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This will work with the LAEA4 adapter with full auto focus. For the 3000 you are better off using the 55-210 Sony E-mount lens. It will be cheaper and more compact.
    Answered by: Jeffrey D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Alpha A99 II
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