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Sigma70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (63)
  • Easily interchangeable (61)
  • Durable (48)
  • Consistent output (47)
  • Strong construction (45)

Cons

  • Heavy (26)
  • Slow focus (20)
  • Poor in low light (15)
  • Blurry focus (3)
  • Lens creep (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (48)
  • Landscape/scenery (47)
  • Macro photography (44)
  • Sports/action (44)
  • Weddings (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Casual photographer (34), Enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice for the price

I was hesitant about this lens at first because of the price but after a couple test shots I was excited for the quality it produced. It's not a professional lens but it's great...Read complete review

I was hesitant about this lens at first because of the price but after a couple test shots I was excited for the quality it produced. It's not a professional lens but it's great for people like me who can't afford 3k lens and use it as a hobby besides it's not the lens that makes an image great.I previously was using a 55-200mm from nikon and think I'm liking this lens for just a tad bit more zoom range and the detailing seems better but just a tad.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Performer For The Price

I have had quite good results with this lens. It has stepped up to the plate for shooting a friend's son playing baseball and proved adequate to give me clear, blurless shots at high...Read complete review

I have had quite good results with this lens. It has stepped up to the plate for shooting a friend's son playing baseball and proved adequate to give me clear, blurless shots at high FPS rates. The Macro finction works quite well and I have been pleased with the results considering it is not a dedicated Macro.

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3.0

For what it is, it does the job.

By Lachlan

from Sydney, NSW

Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

For a cheap, telephoto full frame/ 35mm lens, this lens is good. The image quality is good, and the macro setting is a nice added feature. However, the autofocus on this lens is very bad. The lens has a built-in focusing motor which means it can focus on many Nikon D/SLRs including those which don't have autofocus motors built into the camera body. The auto-focusing however is very loud, and very, very slow. If you are photographing wildlife, birds, sports, or any fast moving subjects this is not a good lens. Most times this lens cannot seem to tell what is in focus and what isn't and I find myself switching to manual focus most of the time.
But as I said earlier, if you're on a budget and want a full frame 300mm lens, this does the job.

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5.0

Not an expert, but....

By CRosie73

from Louisville, KY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

I don't know a lot about photography, and I was just looking for a zoom lens that would allow me to take pictures from farther away than the standard lens that came with the camera. That said, the lens works fine. However, the company I bought it from was a pleasure to work with. Easy to order, good pricing and fast shipping. I will start here when I need to buy anything else for the camera.

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4.0

Great lens for starters

By Lady Ellen

from Minneapolis MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

I have just started using this lens and I am enjoying it. Yes, it is a little loud when it focuses, but I knew that from other reviews. It focuses well, provides me with the photos I have been wanting to take for a while now. I did not want to spend a lot of money on a larger lens, so this one was perfect for me.

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5.0

very good

By Jin

from NJ

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

very nice lens. less than $. I love it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

B&H is My Go-To Shop

By Paulina -The Candid Angle

from Accokeek, MD

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

    This lens is perfect for landscape photography and candid shots.
    It has the option of manual and auto focus which is a great option to have.

    As an amateur photographer, learning the necessary lens can be a bit challenging as photography is a very expensive hobby/career despite your role in the field. Not only was I able to shop with confidence with the guidance of B&H's customer service, but I purchased what is now my favorite lens at a great price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By stevesrobot

    from Kansas City

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

      This lens is a fantastic value. Its quick to focus and clear glass. For me,for my photography, the light weight is probably the best feature, it makes it fast and easy to pack. It's every bit the lens I needed in this category, and at the best price I found.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Otimo Custo beneficio

      By Carlos Mariz

      from Recife PE Brasil

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

      Positivo:
      Ótimo custo
      Foco Preciso
      Zoon e macro dentro do esperado

      Negativo:
      Peso um pouco elevado
      Barulho do Motor de Foco

      Na media é um bom investimento.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic Value

      By Steve

      from Kansas City

      Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

      Crystal clear, quick focus, light weight. Its exactly what I needed. I'm pretty hard on equipment too, and the price makes this one a great knock-around telephoto.

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      4.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Triple Bogey

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

        I got this for two reasons:1. I needed a long zoom.2. I didn't have $.The pictures come out good enough for me, even in lower light and at the full 300mm zoom. The autofocus is painfully slow and noisy.If this was how I earned my living, I would be throwing my money away on this. But it's not, and I didn't.It's a fun zoom that I can use to capture some neat pictures of my kids dancing and playing sports, or the birds at the bird feeder while sitting on my back porch. It also makes other parents think I'm awesome when I show up at the sports field with this giant piece of glass dangling from my neck.For this, I'm not complaining about a $ lens.

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        5.0

        Great value.

        By Bobby

        from Birmingham, AL

        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

        Very satisfied with this lense so far. For the price it does well. Used it for little league football and got some great shots. Good focus speed, not the quickest but can't complain. Ordering and delivery was 5 stars.

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        4.0

        not too bad

        By Elizabeth

        from Indiana

        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

        The image quality is better than expected, but as others have said you'll need a tripod for most images photographed in anything other than good lighting... and the autofocus system is SO LOUD.

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        5.0

        Awesome Lens!

        By Chris

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

        This lens is great. Just took it to Costa Rica, and took some amazing pictures with it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best bang for the buck

        By DCleary6

        from Millis,MA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Fits Nikon Slr
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          I have been shopping for a telephoto lens for some time and price has been the stopping point in these days of economic toil. So I have had my eye on this lens for some time and B&H notified me of the sale they had over Christmas so I could not resist.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great lens for the price

          By Rick

          from Dartmouth MA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          Got this lens for my daughter for xmas and she loves it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          sigma lens

          By ernie

          from Maryland

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          Ordered this for my wife and loves it works great

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          5.0

          Good Lenses great value

          By Ric the traveler

          from Baltimore, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          I've been using it mainly to take animal zoom photos because of the distance they are. It has good quality and good focus but it could have faster responsiveness.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very nice for the price

          By Angelabr

          from Garland, Tx

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Great quality
          • Manual Focus Is Nice
          • The price

          Cons

          • Lens Creep
          • Noisy AF
          • Slow Focus
          • Wonky

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          I was hesitant about this lens at first because of the price but after a couple test shots I was excited for the quality it produced. It's not a professional lens but it's great for people like me who can't afford 3k lens and use it as a hobby besides it's not the lens that makes an image great.I previously was using a 55-200mm from nikon and think I'm liking this lens for just a tad bit more zoom range and the detailing seems better but just a tad.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very reasonable product for the price

          By NJ

          from Houston

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • End Zoom Blurriness

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          I purchased as price was excellent and reviews made me curious. what I likes was nice zoom and macro capability. I'm not a pro to be able to comment on CA, and vignetting and just wanted to be able to shoot distant without any worry about blurriness which I should confess to my experience that was the only downside. even probably with a tripod distant photography will not have good results due to lack of image stabilization. otherwise I liked this lens for its superb price, zoom, and macro capability which was an excellent macro in fact.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sigma 70 - 300 mm lens

          By Les

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          Great lens. Just filmed the moon. Earlier filming wasn't as detailed or beautiful. I am amazed .

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Can't Beat The Price

          By Randyman712

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Lens Creep

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Autofocus Lens for Nikon F Mount Cameras:

          Good carry around lens for putting on my new D810. Nice and sharp with a little vignetting at full zoom but tolerable

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          • No

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