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Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
8.0 out of 10

Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO

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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: At its longest telephoto setting, the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens has a 0.5x macro facility, similar to the Tamron 70-300mm Di LD Macro lens. The Sigma comes complete with a lens hood and soft pouch.
  • Pros: Close-focusing 0.5x macro ability in the 200-300mm zoom range, Impressive build quality at the price, Sharp at all but the longest telephoto setting
  • Cons: No optical stabilisation, Lacks Sigma's HSM autofocus, and the basic motor is quite noisy, Poor image contrast in dull lighting
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REVIEW: Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

photodo
27 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Prior to the DG upgrade, this lens already had an enormous reputation for its picture quality compared to its price. The upgrade has only enhanced this. The usefulness of the lens is greatly added to with its ability to focus down to less than a metre and anyone wishing to photograph large insects...
  • Pros: Excellent optical performance for price., Good close focus ability (1:2), Light enough to carry all day.
  • Cons: Long extension when close focussed and zoomed., Front element and extension rotates during focussing
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Overall 4
4.0

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

TechRadar UK
20 November 2011
  • Summary: Not the newest, but this Sigma zoom lens still has something to offer at the price
  • Pros: Close-focusing 0.5x macro ability in the 200-300mm zoom range, Impressive build quality at the price, Sharp at all but the longest telephoto setting
  • Cons: No optical stabilisation, Lacks Sigma's HSM autofocus, and the basic motor is quite noisy, Poor image contrast in dull lighting
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Overall 4
4.3
Value for money 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 5
5.0

Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
31 March 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro came close to a surprise but it still hasn´t won the cigar. It delivered pretty decent results in most aspects, specifically at 70mm and 200mm, but at 300mm the border resolution is nothing short of dismal - certainly not apochromatic as claimed by Sigma...
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
6 March 2006
  • Summary: Jeśli zaś chodzi o ogniskową 300 mm (której przecież Canon nie ma w ogóle) to jeśli trafimy na dobre warunki świetlne, jeśli nie drgnie nam ręka i jeśli nie zawiedzie nas autofokus, mniej więcej 1-2 razy na dziesięć przypadków uda nam się zrobić przyzwoite zdjęcie, czego przykładem mogą być dwa...
  • Pros: dobra ostrość obrazu w zakresie ogniskowych od 70 do 200 mm,, bardzo mała aberracja chromatyczna dla zakresu 70-135 i mała dla 200 mm,, bardzo małe winietowanie,, mała dystorsja,, mała koma,, przystępna cena,, dość solidna i gustowna obudowa,, gwarancja 2+1 roku,, osłona przeciwsłoneczna oraz pra...
  • Cons: słaba jakość obrazu dla 300 mm,, astygmatyzm uciążliwy dla 300 mm,, wolny, głośny i zawodny autofokus.
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