Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Launched 2005


70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Telephoto zoom lens with tele-macro function optimised for digital SLR cameras.

  • New design and multi layer lens coating minimise flare and ghost.
  • A Macro Switch is incorporated for ease of for conversion to macro photography with a 1:2 maximum magnification.
  • Equipped with three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 70-300mm APO F4-5.6 DG Macro lens.

This new DG lens is capable of macro photography with a 1:2 maximum magnification at the focal length of 300 mm. The new multi layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance.

Three pieces of SLD (special low dispersion) glass in the front lens group and another two in the rear group offer excellent correction of chromatic aberration.

High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range. It also has a switch that converts the lens to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a minimum focusing distance of 95cm (37.4 inches). In normal mode the minimum focusing distance is 150cm (59.1 inches) at all zoom settings. Maximum magnification between 200mm and 300mm is 1:2.9 to 1:2.

A convenient magnification scale showing focusing distances and reproduction ratios is engraved on the lens barrel. A versatile telezoom lens that is ideal for portraits, sports and nature photography, and all types of imaging needing both telephoto and close-up capabilities.

Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Focal Length 70-300mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ4-5.6
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 34.3-8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 95cm/150cm
Number of blades 9
Maximum Magnification 1:2/1:4.1
Zooming System N/A
Filter Size 58mm
Diameter 76.6mm
Length 122mm
Weight 550g
SRP at launch: £199.99
Available Mounts: Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, KM AF