Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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

“Telephoto zoom lenses with tele-macro function and optimised for digital SLR cameras

The performance telephoto zoom lens is capable of shooting with a maximum magnification of 1:2 at the focal length of 300 mm. It’s the ideal lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range.”

Specifications

Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of View 34.3 – 8.2 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 95cm
Maximum Magnification 1:2
Filter Size 58mm
Dimensions Diameter 76.6mm X Length 122mm
Weight 550g

My Impressions

Again due to price I decided that a Canon lens was out of my reach for the moment. Having made the choice to get a Sigma I can say that I am not disappointed.

The over build quality is reasonable and I should be okay to last into the future. It’s reasonable light for the focal length which is a big advantage as I take this with me whilst hiking.

The main thing I dont like about that lens is that to zoom and focus it barrel extends and by quite a bit. At full zoom it can be almost twice the length. Not the bigest issue in the world but if I get another Telephoto I will find the money for one that keeps its size. For the price though, I think it would be difficult to find another lense as good.

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