Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D

B&H # SI70300456AN MFR # 5A8306
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Product Highlights

  • Zoom Telephoto
  • With Built-In Autofocus Motor
  • Maximum Magnification of 1:2
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Lightweight (19.4 oz)
  • Lens Hood Included
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Overview

  • 1Description

Sigma's 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens is one of several tele zoom lenses. By incorporating the 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.

This lens is a compact Apochromatic tele zoom lens incorporating two Special Low Dispersion glass elements in the front lens group, plus one Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration.


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 1:4 maximum close-up magnification at focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm and 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
The built-in autofocusing motor ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing with full time manual focus override.
The lens materials used in this product are lead and arsenic free ecological glass
In the Box
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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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 to 32
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 34.3 to 8.2
    Maximum Magnification 0.25x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.0 x 4.7" / 7.6 x 11.9 cm
    Weight 19.4 oz / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.9 x 4.8"

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

    70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 149.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lense worth looking at, great value I've been 110% satisfied with this lense from Sigma. It focuses fast and typically focuses in the right spot on the first try. I needed something that would get me beyond my Nikon 200mmVR lense and this was an affordable way to do it and it does auto focus on the Nikon D40. Some are saying this lense is HSM, it is not. I don't see this as an issue, however. The macro feature works surprisingly well. I took this lense on vacation a couple days after I got it. Captured many excellent shots. The lense comes with a very nice case. Build quality is good. I did have the macro mode jam on me. It's important to review the instructions included with the lense.
    Date published: 2008-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the great price. For the price that you See $ I will tell you personally this is great lens, very fast focus -thanks to build in motor, sharp images if You hands are steady, great outdoor lens , beautiful colors,300mm is awesome big difference from 70-200mm. I try to shot my daughter running and I am impressed what this lens can do for $ I got some great shots. I also try birds flying and with my 3D tracking in my D90 I have great sharp shots of birds. I am happy to save around 1000$ for now. With the tripod this lens is great to shoot far objects and they very sharp. So if you can't get expensive telephoto get this lens and enjoy shoting far.
    Date published: 2010-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price I am loving this lens! The Sigma brand has brought me great quality, not just with this lens but with other lenses in the past. I shoot family, sports, nature shots and love the crispness of the pictures. The range of the zoom is perfect for those close-ups. I would have given this lens 5-stars but that would have meant perfection. The only drawbacks are that the lens is a little heavy and in some instances (high contrast in lighting when trying to focus, for example) that it's a little slow. But that does not deter me from still loving this lens. It does it's job and does it well, in my opinion.
    Date published: 2009-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! 5 stars for price/performance. Obviously, this is not a pro grade lens, but instead of saving for a year+ to get the 300mm f/4 at $1200 this was a way to start shooting immediately. I shoot mostly wildlife, especially birds, and this lens has produced some great results (see examples on Flickr under JeffLoomis1). With good technique, images are crisp and bright. The macro feature was an unexpected bonus. I am surprised how much I use it for flowers, insects, butterflies, etc. Produces great bokeh affect.In low light this lens is a little slow due to the f/5.6 aperature, and can hunt a bit. But at this price point its hard to complain. Under most conditions, the performance meets or exceeds what you would expect at this level.
    Date published: 2008-10-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Weight! I have researched for a telephoto lens since I purchased my Nikon D3100 two months ago; I love to capture flowers and birds, but due to my arthritis in shoulders and hands, weight is an issue. Although this SG Macro weighs as much as my camera, the autofocus allows me to get my focus and shot more quickly. I have captured almost 500 keepers over thd past three weeks, and this has justified the purchase. My only complaint or objection is the autofocus is a bit slow between 250 and 300mm, but I don't push that range often. I look forward to adding filters; if anyone has suggestions, please share.
    Date published: 2011-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-around lens I wanted to try my hand at macro but wasn't sure I was ready to spend a lot of $$ on a lens until I knew if this was for me. On a recommendation from a friend I decided to purchase this lens as it allowed me to photograph close up and distant images and there would be no need to change lenses constantly. I recently took a trip up and down the coast of California and took only this one lens...it worked perfectly! I could not have been happier with the results. Manual and auto-focus both worked well and the noise was not distracting. Images were crisp and clear even without the use of a tri-pod. At this time I have nothing negative to say about the lens and I do appreciate that Sigma sends it out with a hood and a nice protective case.
    Date published: 2010-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beginner Portrait lens For the price I think this is one of the best beginner portrait lenses. I do wish it was faster for natural light photos. You will definitely want to use a tripod in these cases. But if you are using any types of strobes it is great. The focus motor is LOUD. So far I have not had this be an issue. I've shot wildlife with this lens and have not had anything run off because of the noise so far. When using the macro feature you will probably need to switch to manual focus. It hunts for focus and usually doesn't find it. I also have the older non APO version of this lens and the APO is a big upgrade. The sharpness and quality is great. The base where the lens connects to the camera is a bit wider then other lenses. This makes changing it a little difficult to get used to but still worth the price.
    Date published: 2009-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value This is a solid lens. I was somewhat apprehensive about the lack of a VR equivalent, but the price tag of the Nikon 70-300 with the VR drove me to take the chance. I spent a battleship-gray day shooting lacrosse matches at 800-1000 ISO and was able to get excellent action shots with shutter speeds of 250-500. And this was with my D40X which doesn't have the benefit of the latest refinements in higer ISO performance. Very little noise, even at 1000. I haven't put it through its paces on macro shoots, but that's not what I bought it for. It has to search for auto focus a lot toward the 300 end. All in all at $, I am very satisfied with the investment. I consider it a distinctly better-quality lens than my Nikon 55-200 with VR.
    Date published: 2009-04-14
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    Is this lens new or used?
    Asked by: justin S.
    All items in our inventory are new unless clearly stated otherwise on the item's page, or if you are searching on the Used section of our website.
    Answered by: Daniel M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens autofocus in live mode with the Nikon D5300?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D has a built-in autofocus motor and would autofocus on the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera in both still and video capture mode.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Can this lens be used on Sony A7r with an adaptor? What adaptor?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 for Nikon can be used on the Sony A7R with an adapter, however you will not be able to retain electronic lens functions such as autofocus. Take a look at the Voigtlander Adapter for Sony E Mount Cameras--Nikon F Mount Lens: http://bhpho.to/1jwxfRW
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    does this work with the d5300?
    Asked by: Elizabeth C.
    Thank you for your interest in Sigma products. The 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Nikon AF-D is compatible with the Nikon D5300.
    Answered by: Errol D. Sigma Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    does this lens have vibration reduction feature ? if no which sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro has this feature ? i want VR for this lens for my d5200
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This model lens does not have any type of stabilization feature. Sigma's stabilization feature is called OS Optical Stabilization (VR is Nikon's own nomenclature for the same feature) and they do offer a version of this lens with it. See the link below for details:http://bhpho.to/1lmcNVN
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I am buying this for Sony a35 but not sure if i should buy the one with motorized auto focus with APO or, the one without both these options, and that i a bit cheaper. My question is, will the motorized auto focus make any difference on my Sony a35?
    Asked by: Prem S.
    Unfortunately I use Nikon so I do not have experience with sony. The motorized auto focus makes the lense slower and this lens is a little noisy, but I still prefer that for sharper focus. The APO helps control chromatic aberration. Overall I suggest a tripod for full zoom as the lens is sensitive to movement. The Sigma 70-300mm /4-5.6 is a viable alternative to manufacturers' versions of the same lens. If you're looking for excellent corner-to-corner sharpness across a wide range of focal lengths and apertures you won't find it in the Sigma, but when stopped down to /8 and /11 the lens performs decently well. It offers an excellent macro mode between 200mm and 300mm and if you're looking for subject isolation - sharp center, soft corners - the lens does this quite well. good resistance to chromatic aberration, all for a very reasonable price.
    Answered by: elizabeth w.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens fit my Nikon D3300 AF-P camera?
    Asked by: David R.
    Yes it will. Fits on my D3200 and so will on D3300
    Answered by: Monica M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does this work with Nikon D7000?
    Asked by: Liju K.
    Yes, it will work with the 700.
    Answered by: GORDON D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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