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

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

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Manufacturer Sigma
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2005
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Lens Type
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Lens
Zoom or Prime Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 95 cm
1:1 at Macro
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Canon
Nikon; for autofocus the camera has to have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor
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Maximum aperture f/4-5,6
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
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Elements: 14 elements / 10 groups
Focal Range: 70-300 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 70-300 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 91-390 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 112-480 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 70-300 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 105-450 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
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Diameter 76 mm
Length 119 mm
Weight 530 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization No
Filter Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood LH635 (included)
Tripod mount No (Read more)
Weather sealing No

Product description from Sigma

At launch 2005 Sigma wrote this regarding Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5,6 DG APO Macro:

"Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG APO Macro is a compact telephoto zoom lens. With a range that is useful for candid portraiture, capturing children playing in the backyard, amateur sports or even wildlife at the zoo this lens is usually the lens that photographers reach for first. It’s great on vacation for capturing scenic details or even groups of flowers in a garden. The Sigma 70-300mm offer a 4 to 1 zoom ratio in a compact lens that is easily carried in your camera bag or left on the camera as you travel; and the images are magnificent.

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 100 to 450mm with most cameras

Minimum focusing distance of 59 inches & allows macro photography with a maximum magnification of 1 to 2

Extremely compact design weighing only 19.4 oz & measures only 4.8 inches in length

A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens. "

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