Is Nikon D3 and Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro compatible?

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Nikon D3

Nikon D3
Released: 2007
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: FX (Full frame)
12,1 Megapixels
4256 x 2832 pixels

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro
Released: 2005
Telephoto Lens (zoom) & Macro
Focal Length: 70-300 mm
Aperture: f/4-5,6

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Lens is available with Nikon mount

This lens is manufactured by Sigma but is available with a Nikon mount.
This lens is also available for Canon cameras, so before you buy the lens - make sure you get the right version.

Versitale lens

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D3.

Autofocus in camera

To obtain autofocus there has to be an Autofocus motor in either the camera or the lens. This specific lens, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro does not have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor but since Nikon D3 has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor there is still a possibility to use autofocus.

Read more about Autofocus motor

Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type Full frame which means that your Experienced Focal length will be exactly what the lens specification tells us:

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
70-300 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
70-300 mm

Read more about Crop factor on Nikon cameras

Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3
1300 gram

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG Macro
530 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1830 gram (equal to 4,03 lb).