The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro is a telephoto zoom lens with excellent cost performance and optimised for use with digital SLR cameras.
Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It’s the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range.
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass
Sigma used SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in this lens for excellent correction of chromatic aberration. This also corrects for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing. The new multi layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance.
Macro shooting with maximum magnification 1:2
The minimum focusing distance is 1.5 m/59 inches at all zoom settings. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2.
Maximum aperture: 4.
Minimum aperture: 22.
Lens Construction: 10 groups, 14 elements.
Blades in Diaphragm: 9.
Angle of View: 34.3-8.2 degrees.
Minimum Focusing Distance: 95cm.
Dimensions (Length x Diameter): 122mm x 76.6mm.
Filter size: 58mm.