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Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
8.6 out of 10

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Sharpness is good at 300mm, even when using the largest aperture of f/5.6, Effective 4-stop optical stabiliser, Robust build quality
  • Cons: 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
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REVIEW: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS

photodo
28 November 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Good resolution at shorter focal lengths, Optical Stabiliser, Low Distortion at 70mm
  • Cons: Rotating AF ring, Drop off in resolution and contrast at 300mm, Slow focusing speed
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Review

What Digital Camera
28 November 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Easy operation
  • Cons: Noisy AF
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG OS

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Like all telephoto zooms, the Sigma loses a little definition at its maximum focal length, but the overall sharpness is above average, the contrast is good and there’s very little chromatic aberration or distortion, even at full zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS review

TechRadar UK
20 November 2011
  • Summary: Completely redesigned, this zoom lens isn't just an old dog with new tricks
  • Pros: Sharpness is good at 300mm, even when using the largest aperture of f/5.6, Effective 4-stop optical stabiliser, Robust build quality
  • Cons: 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
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70-300 mm f/4-5.6 DG OS

LensTip.com
19 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2010-03-16 on Optyczne.pl The Sigma 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro model was undoubtedly one of this company’s best-sellers. Decent optical properties, generous selection of accessories, long guarantee period, a quite good substitute of macro mode and an affordable price made it a...
  • Cons: too low image quality at the edge of full frame,, noisy autofocus motor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS

ePHOTOzine
27 January 2010
  • Summary: Overall. the Sigma 70-300mm OS is a good value alternative to the camera manufacturer's own offerings, providing decent enough resolution at a lower price point than independent equivalents with low distortion and decent enough resistance to flare and ghosting.
  • Pros: Good resolution at shorter focal lengths, Optical Stabiliser, Low Distortion at 70mm
  • Cons: Rotating AF ring, Drop off in resolution and contrast at 300mm, Slow focusing speed
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
18 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Out the box it comes with a plastic lens hood that fixes via a bayonet fitting, though attaching this did cause the front element to wrench around. The lightweight lens felt well balanced when fitted to our Nikon D5100, and had a lovely smooth zoom action, though when switching over to MF we found...
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Overall 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.8

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens

PhotoReview
1 October 2009
  • Summary: An affordable telephoto zoom lens with optical stabilisation for 35mm SLR cameras and DSLRs.Sigma's 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS telephoto zoom lens is targeted at amateur photographers who require an affordable long-zoom lens to complement, say, an 18-55mm or 18-85mm kit lens on their DSLR.
  • Pros: You want an affordable and capable zoom lens to extend the reach of a standard kit lens., You'd like a versatile lens that can be used for subjects as diverse as portraits, landscapes and wildlife.
  • Cons: You require a fast, professional quality lens for low-light photography., You need close focusing and macro capabilities., You make frequent use of polarisers and graduated filters.
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Overall 8
8.3

Sigma 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 DG OS

digital-foto.no
29 April 2011
  • Summary: Vi opplevde at man ihvertfall kan hente to blendertrinn. Det er ingen innstilling til panorering som på det prismessig matchende originalobjektivet. Autofokusen er rask og presis, men noe støyende.
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