Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Telephoto Zoom for Nikon AF Digital SLR Cameras

Model #572306

USA Version
Sigma 572306 1
Sigma 572306 1
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Specifications

Physical

Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.01 x 4.98" (7.65 x 12.65 cm)
Weight 1.34 lb (610 g)
Filter thread 62 mm

Performance

Angle of view 34.3° - 8.2°
Magnification 0.256x
Groups/elements 11/16
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:3.9
Minimum focus distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
Focal length 70 - 300 mm
Camera mount type Nikon F
Aperture Maximum: f/4.0 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Diaphragm blades 9
Format compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX

Features

Tripod collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Photoradar.32823163
20 November 2011
8.0/10

Overall, there are 16 elements built into 11 groups and a 9-blade diaphragm which enables an aperture range of f/4-5.6 to f/22-32. Another crucial difference is that this lens lacks the APO version's macro facility, the maximum magnification factor being 0.25x instead of 0.5x.

  • +

    Sharpness is good at 300mm, even when using the largest aperture of f/5.6, Effective 4-stop optical stabiliser, Robust build quality

  • -

    Autofocus motor is quite noisy in operation, Front element extends and rotates during focusing, Lacks the 0.5x macro facility of Sigma's older 70-300mm APO lens

What digital camera.32818507
4 March 2011
8.5/10

Overall, Sigma’s lens performed very well and field testing suggests it loses nothing by offering only single-mode image stabilisation. At some £300 on-the-street, this looks rather a bargain.

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    Easy operation

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    Noisy AF

Photodo.33034400
28 November 2010

ePHOTOzine resident lens tester, Gary Wolstenholme casts his discerning eye over the Sigma 70-300mm. It has long been a popular choice amongst budget-conscious photographers looking to cover this popular range.

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    Good resolution at shorter focal lengths, Optical Stabiliser, Low Distortion at 70mm

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    Rotating AF ring, Drop off in resolution and contrast at 300mm, Slow focusing speed

User Reviews
Amazon.32817384
23 June 2015
8.0/10

I really like this lens. It's light and easy to use, and I can carry it while hiking. The images I get are razor sharp-PROVIDED THAT I take great care in focusing. The major drawback is that lens is a little slow to focus, sometimes has to "hunt," and sometimes is off-focus, so I have to check it.

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
8.1/10
Average Expert Score
8.5/10
Average User Score
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 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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