Large aperture standard zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras and incorporating Sigma’s original Optical Stabiliser (OS) function with close up capability.
This standard zoom lens is designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras and incorporates Sigma`s original OS function. This lens covers several angles of view, from wide to telephoto as well as offering a large aperture of F2.8 at the 17mm focal length. It provides a bright image through the viewfinder and enables photographers to easily check focusing and composition. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 22cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7 making it ideal for close-up photography as well as landscape and macro photography. ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass and aspherical lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and high image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. The incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed AF.
- Lens Construction: 16 elements in 14 groups
- Maximum aperture: F2.8
- Closest focusing distance: 22 cm
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- Includes lens caps and hood
- Filter diameter: 72 mm
Various angles of view
The lens has various angles of view from wide angle to telephoto. It is a versatile lens ideal for several types of photography.
The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 22cm and maximum magnification of 1:2.7. It has a 4.7cm working distance between the front of the lens and the subject which is convenient for taking close-up pictures.
Sigma’s own unique OS technology
The lens is equipped with Sigma’s own unique OS function. This system allows the photographer to use shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. For Sony and Pentax mounts, the built-in OS function of this lens can be used even if the camera body is equipped with an anti-shake function. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.
* Sony and Pentax mounts are not incorporated with OS function.
* For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.
Large maximum aperture of F2.8 at 17mm focal length
The large aperture provides a bright image through the viewfinder and enables photographers to easily check focusing and composition.
Superior Image quality
An ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass element plus one hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold lenses offer excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Super Multi-Layer Coating
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting even when the subject is backlit and provides high contrast images.
Quiet and fast AF
An inner focusing system and HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensure quiet and high-speed auto focus.
*AF will not function with Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras that do not support HSM
This lens has a rounded 7 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive bokeh.
Inner focusing system
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type hood and circular polarizing filters.
This lens is equipped with a zoom lock to prevent the lens from creeping due to its own weight, and to offer protection whilst the lens is being carried. A magnification scale is displayed on the lens barrel, ensuring ease of use.
Sigma 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro
Capable of macro photography and optimised for use with digital SLRs, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm 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.
Sigma uses 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.
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. Without changing the distance between camera and subject, you can change the shooting magnification.
- Lens Construction: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
- Angle of View: 34.3 - 8.2 degrees
- Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
- Minimum Aperture: F22
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 150cm (95cm Macro mode)
- Maximum Magnification: 1:4.1 (1:2 Macro mode)
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 76.6mm X 122mm
- Weight: 545g
- Lens hood: included
- Case (soft): included
- Lens caps: included