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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.2 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Semi-professional(3)
Pros:
Consistent output(3), Durable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(7), Lightweight(3), Rugged(3)
Best Uses:
General purpose(3), Sports/action(3), Wildlife(5)
 
good lens[...]
By el rolfoVerified Purchaser from fort collins , colorado on 12/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

this is a good lenst to start out with. its a good price. the only downside is that the auto focus doesnt run with the nikon d60 but that goes of a few other lenses

 
Great lens, great price
By bigcatsruleVerified Reviewer from Indiana on 11/5/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

although I did not buy this from Adorama, I wish I had waited, it is now [$] cheaper than the sale price I paid. Anyway, this lens ROCKS, check out the pics, right out of the camera, nothing done to them........those nay sayers, dont know what they find bad, but this lens is great.

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hand held, natural light, 60 watt bulb, full macro

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full macro, with flash this time, hand held.

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Auto focus plus
By kzuralVerified Reviewer from Jacksonville,Fl on 10/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

A great lens at this price. I am using it for all around use on a D1. Sharp and quick focusing that outdid the Ni-con lens I have. Great details on Macros.
One of the neat things about this lens is that you can manual focus and manually set the aperture! More flexibility is always a good thing.
The only thing that concerned me was it's lifespan, but with the manual aperture and focusing, I can see it being around my gear for awhile.
At this price/feature range it is a steal.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great beginner zoom lens
By steve the hackVerified Reviewer from seatle, wa on 8/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

This is a great zoom lens for the beginner. I've heard people bash it 'cause it's a slow lens, but if you want an f/2.8 you better pony up 12x as much money. For me it's perfect, takes sharp pics at 200mm and acceptable pics at 300mm (fuzzy at the fringes but pretty sharp in the middle). Good color rendition and, in good light, focuses fast. I'd definately recommend it to others. Switching in and out of macro is a bit cumbersome, but isn't difficult if you practice a little, and the autofocus is noisy. For as cheap as it is though, I'll deal with the perceived negatives.

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Windy day, f/5.6 @ ~270mm, not photoshopped yet

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f/5.6 @ ~235mm, not photoshopped yet

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
great for the price
By DubieVerified Purchaser from shelburne, MA on 6/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Moderate speed, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Tele Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D Cameras:

very good lens for the price. it has moderate auto focus in the fact that it is very sharp but kind of slow until you have something in focus then its fast. i also love the macro feature on the lens it really does show on the pictures

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