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

Model #508205

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Specifications

Physical

Filter thread 58 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.02 x 4.70" (7.66 x 11.95 cm)
Weight 1.17 lb (530 g)

Performance

Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Groups/elements 10/14
Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Diaphragm blades 9
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:2
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Angle of view 34.3° - 8.2°
Minimum focus distance 4.92' (149.86 cm)
Focal length 70 - 300 mm

Features

Tripod collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization No
Expert Reviews
Photodo.33034400
27 December 2008

Prior to the DG upgrade, this lens already had an enormous reputation for its picture quality compared to its price. The upgrade has only enhanced this. The usefulness of the lens is greatly added to with its ability to focus down to less than a metre and anyone wishing to photograph large insects...

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    Excellent optical performance for price., Good close focus ability (1:2), Light enough to carry all day.

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    Long extension when close focussed and zoomed., Front element and extension rotates during focussing

Techradar uk.32817471
20 November 2011
4.0/10

In this day and age, it's easy to write off any 'slow' telephoto zoom lens with an f/4-5.6 maximum aperture that doesn't have optical stabilisation. However, the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro still packs some impressive features at the price.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
28 June 2016
6.0/10

Based upon other customer reviews I expected better image quality than is delivered by this lens. I bought it because of vignetting with my Pentax 55-300 on the full frame K-1. I still consider it a good lens for the money and won't be returning it, but I feel some of the other reviews overstated...

Amazon.32817384
3 weeks ago
6.0/10

Worked very well while it lasted. Took some great photos and the Macro function was fun to use. However, the autofocus mechanism stopped working after 6 months of use.

Photography review.34752477
11 November 2010
2.0/10

Hi, i bought this sigma 70-300mm APO Macro on ebay and i put it on my canon 20d camera and it took five pictures and i got the dreaded err99. I took it off and clean the contacts with an erazer and put it back on and the err99 came up again.

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    I don't know

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    WON'T WORK ON MY 20D

Amazon.32817384
2 weeks ago
10/10

This works perfectly with my Pentax K2000 DSLR. Its the lens and price I've been looking for for months. Thank you!!

Amazon.32817386
3 weeks ago
8.0/10

Great image quality and solid lens. Excellent begginers lens. Also has a macro switch

Amazon.32817386
3 weeks ago
10/10

Very sharp on a Sigma camera when stopped down a couple of stops (F8).

Amazon.34293221
4 weeks ago
8.0/10

Very nice product and delivery is very fast thanks u. ..

Amazon.32817384
15 August 2017
6.0/10

reasonable price -works as expected -

Very.34614698
13 August 2017
8.0/10

This was a replacement for my previous Nikon telephoto. It is a very nice lense, comes in the nice standard sigma case but the focusing is noisy.

Amazon.34293221
5 August 2017
8.0/10

Those who said that this is useless, they didn't have much knowledge about the lens. It clearly indicates that there's no image stabilization, and people kept on complaining about it. If a zoom lens doesn't have IS/VR, use Monopod! Simple! Compare the features of these lens and the price!

Product Highlights
  • For Sony/Minolta Cameras
  • Zoom Telephoto
  • Maximum Magnification of 1:2
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Lightweight (19.4 oz)
  • Lens Hood Included
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Average Expert Score
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Average User Score
In The Box
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens for Sony and Minolta
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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