Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro AF Lens for Canon

The Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Macro lens is the compact and economical choice for a telephoto zoom lens. Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It is the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature…
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4.5 15 Reviews
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By robino

from Malone, NY

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Great purchase

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Powerful
  • Attach Securely
  • Good Color Value

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Night Time
  • Special Events
  • Indoors
  • Low Light
  • Outdoors

Comments:

This has been a great addition to the recent DSLR I purchased and has made picture taking quite a joy!!


By Joe Kerr

from Kansas

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Awesome Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Attractive
  • Attach Securely

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outdoors
  • General Use
  • Special Events

Comments:

Great lens for the money. Takes some getting used to the macro but once you play with it a bit, you will be a pro. Awesome picture quality. I couldn't be happier with it. The only fault I could find with it is that it doesn't have image stabilization but at this price, what do you expect?


By Outdoor pics

from Oil City, Pa

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

great product for the money

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful

CONS

  • A little slow
  • A little heavy

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Outdoors
  • Special Events

Comments:

I use this product for outdoor scenic shots. It's been easy to use and prduces some very sharp images. You may have to manually focus on really tight shots because the auto focus was to sensitive and picks up very subtle movement.


By Kroy

from New Jersey

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Great lens for an amateur

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

I used this with my Canon T1i during my trip to South Africa during the world cup and it was awesome! Very clear pictures all the way up to 300 when the subject was sitting still, but could get a little blurry when they were moving around; didn't have time to suppress the tiny movements of my body. Also, the autofocus picked up some pretty odd things at times (like a single blade of long grass in the foreground), although that might have been the camera. The zoom allowed me to get awesome closeups of amazing soccer players from ~150 feet away. Very glad I purchased this lens!


By S

from WA

About Me Casual Photographer

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The best[$]I've ever spent

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Color Value
  • Focus fast
  • Nice Macro

CONS

  • No IS

BEST USES

  • Outdoors
  • Macro
  • General Use

Comments:

I have a Canon 450D and this lens works perfect with my camera. It focuses fast, captures vivid color, and the image is just as sharp as my canon lens (not as good as Nikon lenses probably). The only downside is that it doesn't come with Image Stabilizer so with indoor photos I often had to use a tripod. In general, I'm really satisfied with what I got. For a [$]lens, you can't ask for more.


By DaveO

from Farmington, NM

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Was Better Than Expected

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful
  • Attach Securely

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Outdoors

Comments:

I use this lens for high zoom situations, in the rugged terrain of the scenic Four Corners region of America. And for photographing wildlife at longer distances. It is not a pro lens, and should not be confused with one. But it works better than Canon's 70-300mm consumer lens, and even worked fine taking photos of wildlife 1/2 mile away without a tripod at full 300mm. It's serving my purpose, and fairly pleased with it.

 Images from DaveO
 
LaPlata Mts,Colorado from Farmington, New Mexico

By joepike

from lucas, Oh.

About Me Casual Photographer

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completely satisfied with this lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Powerful
  • Attach Securely
  • Good Color Value

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outdoors

Comments:

I used it to shoot my grandsons ball game and the pictures came out perfect. In the cannon sports mode it stopped the ball in mid air. I also took some pictures for things I put on E-Bay. The clarity was fantastic.


By Wurgy

from Fargo, ND

About Me Casual Photographer

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Great Lens for the Price

 
4.0

PROS

  • Powerful
  • Durable
  • Attach Securely

CONS

  • No stabilization

BEST USES

  • Outdoors
  • General Use

Comments:

I am at best a dabbler who wants to get better so didn't want to spend to much on a zoom lens. I was kinda scared about it not having any kind of stabilization but the lens comes through like a champ! I'd still recommend a tripod if you can but it still shoots great freehand. Color is great and picked up a few filters for it and my wife loves the pictures. High recommendation to anyone who's a dabbler and doesn't want to fork over $800+ for a lens.


By racefanof88

from Mobile, Al

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Great Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting
  • Attach Securely
  • Powerful
  • Durable

CONS

  • NONE

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

I love my new lens. It has just the qualities I need.


By hhairsto

from Mount Airy, NC

About Me Casual Photographer

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Very Pleased!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Color Value
  • Attach Securely
  • Powerful
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Special Events
  • General Use
  • Outdoors

Comments:

Okay I have to admit that I 'm truly a neophyte at photography. But what I've learned by touch has taught me that I needed a good mid focal range lens, one in the range from 50mm to 300mm. This Sigma lens works well for my needs with my Canon T1i. And it is of much better quality than the mid range lens that came with my package. The functionality of this lens matches my abilities with a large creativity range for the future. This lens made a recent trip to the Tide Water area of Virginia very enjoyable. I was able to take very good, sharp, color balanced pictures and I can't wait for my next photo trip with this lens. I must admit that I've not had enough use of this lens to discover issues bur for now I've very pleased!


By Maryellen

from Fairhaven, MA

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

The perfect lens!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Attach Securely
  • Powerful
  • Good Color Value
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Special Events
  • Night Time
  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Low Light

Comments:

This lens works well in all scenarios. Used this lens as a macro which wasn't the best but held it's own, night time, indoors with working bands, and a couple of family get togethers and the lens held up just fine. Sharp quality through and through.

 Images from Maryellen
 
Macro side of this lens.
This is from the nose bleed seats.

By Crane

from Houston, Tx

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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"A excellent choice for an amateur"

 
4.0

PROS

  • Attach Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value

CONS

BEST USES

  • Outdoors
  • Special Events
  • General Use

Comments:

It gives the photographer the ability to shoot from a distance and capture the moving wildlife without substantially disturbing their natural behavior.


By Mike

from Maryland

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Great product and price!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Attach Securely
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

This lense works perfectly with our Cannon, you would think Cannon made it.


By callmaniac

from Spicewood, Texas

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Fine lense at a great price.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use

Comments:

I searched the internet for a lense that was affordable and did a good job with my Canon. I found it in this lense


By Peter L.

from Bohemia, Long Island, New York

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

What a great lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Easy To Clean

CONS

BEST USES

  • Wildlife
  • Special Effects
  • Portraits
  • Sports/Action
  • Upgrade

Comments:

I purchases this lense to take photo's of my grandaughter and out of the box I was taking outstanding pic's that everyone in the family wanted copies. If you need a to up-grade to a better lense, this is the one.

 Images from Peter L.
 
My 14 month old grandaughter


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