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

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

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

B&H # SI7030045C MFR # 572101
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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)
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Sigma 572101 Overview

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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.

In the Box
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 Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma 572101 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Angle of View 34.3 to 8.2
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Maximum Magnification 0.256x
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.01 x 4.98" / 7.65 x 12.65 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 4.2 x 4.0"

    Sigma 572101 Reviews

    70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2012-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it's weight it Gold! 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value Good lens, but great value. You don't get HSM but the stabilization is very good. I don't like the rotating front lens because you can't fine tune the focus during AF. What caught my attention the most is the contrast. Deep rich colors. This lens is not fast, but there aren't many lenses in this focal range that are faster for anywhere near this price. The 9 blade aperture really makes nice out of focus details.
    Date published: 2010-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Performer In range of 70-250 Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 DG OS SLD Super MLC is very nice. The best results starts from F5.6 on 70mm and at F10 stops on 300mm range. Also good on full frame Canon 5D Mark II upto 250mm. Best results from F6.3 stop. Recomended if you're in $300-400 price tag.
    Date published: 2010-01-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price! I purchased this lens shortly after it was introduced on the market and am not sorry that i did!! I've captured some great shots with amazing clarity and color. Am using it on a 7D and it does get a bit heavy but i got used to it real soon. Great for macros on flowers and hummingbirds. I've taken hundreds of shots and have not been disappointed. The auto focus is a bit slow and noisy so if you're shooting birds especially hummingbirds from a distance of 6' you go manual focus. Great lens for the price.
    Date published: 2012-05-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great Lens for the Price 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.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, fun, solid lens. I love my Siggy! The star rating system is always hard. Here's why:If I were a professional photographer, shooting with L series glass, I would give it a 3 out of 5. I cannot mark it down for being a slow lens - it was designed that way. The only place the design does not accomplish what it was supposed to is the sharpness at 300mm.. But I love the lens. I can't give it anything less than 5 stars. If I was being purely objective, it would receive 4 stars. But for my use, it has done everything I expect it to.The build quality is awesome. VERY rock solid impression. heavy and heavy. Very lovely smooth and well damped zoom ring. The focus ring needs work. It's... flimsy. It works fine, but it doesn't take much to move it... I love the hood that comes with it. Such a great hood - nicely finished too. The lens has a great finish on it as well. After using it for around 6 months, there is some lens creep. If you hold it upside down, it stays basically at 70mm (more like 85). But if you shake it it creeps out to 135mm. If you're REALLY aggressive, you can get it to go all the way out. This Sigma is nice and sharp around 70mm, all the way up to 200mm. I mean REALLY sharp. (head to @. I have a set of photographs shot with the Sigma, if you're interested in seeing some samples.) The lens is sharp through 135 and somewhere around 200mm, it starts softening. By 300mm, it is noticeably softer, but it is still useable (it also helps if you shoot in it's sweet spot (f/8 is about the best resolution in the shorter focal lengths, and f/11 will yeild the best results near 300mm). I don't use 300mm that often anyways; most of the time I can just move my feet! The AF is good. Don't expect USM performance (HSM for Sigma). But it's acurrate (especially if you use the center point on the camera's focusing system) and quick enough for my needs. (It is slow-ish by nature, but if you're close to in focus before you hit the AF button, it is quick.In short, the lens is awesome if you learn how to use it and exploit it's strengths. Don't try and shoot wide open at 300mm and expect sharp photographs. Even at 70mm, if you don't need it, stop down a bit! I love this lens; it's on my camera a good amount of the time. I have shot a wedding reception and other events with it, and am not displeased with it's performance.Lastly, the images look good. i've noticed some good contrast. The Bokeh is oh so delicious.
    Date published: 2011-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value for my money 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.
    Date published: 2013-12-20
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    Is it compatible with the Canon Rebel XTi?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This lens is fully compatible with the Canon Rebel XTi.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens work on a FF Canon like the 6D.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS lens for Canon will work with both full frame cameras, such as the 6D, and APS-C format cameras as well.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Will this lens work with a Canon 70D?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon Digital Cameras is fully compatible with any Canon DSLR. This would include the Canon 70D.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    will this len work in a 1.4 kenko pro 300 teleconverter? thank you wyvon
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can use the Sigma 70-300mm lens with the 1.4X Kenko pro 300 teleconverter, though you will likely lose autofocus.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Do you know if this lens is compatible with the Canon 10D?
    Asked by: Jason

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    I need to know before I order if this works on a Canon 3ti and as a student what my discount is if there is one?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The lens is 100% compatible on the T3i. There is no further discount as a student.
    Answered by: Matthew C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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