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

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

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

B&H # SI7030045N MFR # 572306
Discontinued

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
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 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. 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.

UPC: 085126572556
In the Box
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 Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 70 to 300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 34.3° to 8.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Magnification 0.256x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.01 x 4.98" / 7.65 x 12.65 cm
    Weight 1.34 lb / 610 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.0 x 4.0"

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

    70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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. 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good. I purchased this for my D700 last month. I selected this over the Nikon 70-300mm VR because I don't use this focal range often enough to justify the extra $150.00 for the Nikon product. So far, I have been favorably impressed by it. It has good build quality. The OS feature definitely works, and gives you a couple of stops at least. I'm satisfied with the sharpness and colors of the pictures I have taken. They seem every bit as good as similar ones taken with a Nikon 70-300mm VR that I borrowed for the purpose of comparison. It is obviously not a high-speed lens, but then it does not weigh a ton either. Focusing is not silent, but the noise is not obtrusive. I was initially disconcerted by the sound and feel of OS element moving around within the lens, it felt like something was broken inside. But this is a normal thing and does not indicate any problem. Even the Nikon does the same thing. The one thing I did not like about this lens is the material that they used for the barrel finish. Although it does provide a nice grip, the thing really attracts dust; furthermore, the dust sticks to the material and is hard to get off.
    Date published: 2010-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy at a discount price Giving it 5 stars because of value for money. No, its not super sharp at 300mm, focus takes sometimes seconds to find its target, its somewhat heavy and loud. But you know what? It doesn't matter :)I bought this zoom as a toy to play with and it works perfect for this purpose. Build is solid (even claims its made in Japan!), zoom doesn't creep, at 125mm picture becomes super sharp, OS works great! I've only tested it in very heavy weather conditions (grey dark rainy days with no sun at all) and am already impressed. One thing I didn't expect and was positively surprised- video on my 5100 looks awesome with this lens! I guess its OS that does its work well but also image sharpness and colors are nice.Overall I agree to those who say its great value for money if purchased on sales.
    Date published: 2014-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Nikon 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.
    Date published: 2014-02-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Utility Telephoto 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.
    Date published: 2014-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with early returns 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).
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Note for Nikon D5300 Owners 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens, Great Shots I use my new lens at The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to take pictures of the wonders of nature. I love the fact that I can zoom in on everything! I also like the fact that it's not too heavy to use without a tripod. I have noticed that it is sometimes slow to react while using the auto zoom. However, I've been able to capture images that I have not been able to get with my other lenses.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
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