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

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

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

 

For what it is, it does the job.

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...Read complete review

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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4.0

I would recommend this to others

By Kaileen

from Ct

Verified Buyer

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

For the price, you really can't go wrong. I was hesitant to buy a "generic" brand lens, but it works great. I'm an ammeture photographer looking to enhance my business and I think this is a great start for someone who doesn't want to spend $500 early in their career/hobby as a photographer. It's a little slow when autofocusing, but nothing significant that slows me down.

 
4.0

Great lens for the m

By John Smith

from Plano Tx

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

The lens comes with a one year warranty, in the box. To get the longer warranty you you need to go the Sigma web site and register.

 
5.0

Great tele-zoom option!

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Fantastic lens for D750. I needed something so I can capture my son's activities when I can't be close.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice

By Arun

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Awesome lens for beinginers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zoom lens for the Nikon 3200

By Ronnie

from Mount Pleasant, SC

Verified Buyer

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

Best zoom lens for the Nikon 3200 at this price, great deal

 
4.0

Great deal

By Dan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great lens at a great deal. Fast shipping.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens

By Aaron

from NC

Verified Buyer

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

Excellent lens for the money, however if you plan on shooting at 300mm without a tripod and have a tendency to shake, this is not your lens.

From what time I have used this lens I absolutely love it, I've taken some great shots with it. I didn't anticipate the photos to come out as sharp as they have.

Overall a great purchase!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great the Best Ever and it was so very easy! Five Stars Plus

By Lily

from Port Arthur Texas

Verified Buyer

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

Will recommend to everyone I know, and I have a lot of friends!!!!!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

70-300mm with D700

By Sive

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

This is not a professional lense, but if you use it well, you can get surprisingly good results. not a macro lense, but good zoom, needs a tripod to get sharp results or very good hand holding

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

By Michael

from Undisclosed

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

Great lens for Nikon digital slrs. Fast focus and track sharp.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

 
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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

         
        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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