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Sigma APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO

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Expert Review

20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: More than a one-trick pony, the Sigma doubles up as a 0.5x macro lens but, given its relatively poor resolution at the long end of the zoom range, it can't compete with a good macro prime lens. Overall, it's outclassed by Sigma's newer 70-300mm OS lens.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

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

What Digital Camera
29 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Coming from Sigma's DG range, this 70-300mm optic is suitable for film and digital sensors up to 35mm in size...
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REVIEW: Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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 such as butterflies or dragonflies will find it one of the most useful lenses for this discipline, being light enough to carry on a neck strap all day with the focal length...
  • 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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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

TechRadar UK
20 November 2011
  • Excerpt: In this day and age, it's easy to write off any 'slow' telephoto zoom lens with an f/4-5.6 maximum aperture that doesn't have optical stabilisation. However, the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro still packs some impressive features at the price.
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Overall 4
Value for money 4
Overall quality 4
Build quality 5

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

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 (nor would we really expect that from such a budget lens).
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Expert Review

3 November 2003
  • 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 poniższe ujęcia.
  • 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 praktyczny i solidny futerał w zestawie.
  • Cons: słaba jakość obrazu dla 300 mm,, astygmatyzm uciążliwy dla 300 mm,, wolny, głośny i zawodny autofokus.
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