You've got to have a goal

Your goal? To be a strong photographer. Your daughter's? Well, better bring your Sigma Photo 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens to bear quickly — she's running free in the opponent's penalty zone about to score her first competitive soccer goal.

This 4.2X telephoto zoom lens is made for moments like that. Even if you're cheering from the stands, chances are you'll be able to get the shot you want, quickly and accurately. Built-in optical stabilization helps you get clear shots when zoomed in, and Sigma's precision optics see to it that the image will be consistent from edge to edge.

While this lens is optimized for full-frame cameras, it's completely compatible with APS-C size sensors as well. On most APS-C cameras it has an effective focal length of 105-450mm, so you'll have some impressive reach with this lens zoomed all the way in. Maybe both of you have scored a goal.

Product Highlights:

  • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS telephoto zoom lens
  • compatible with Nikon film and digital SLR cameras
  • does not have aperture ring; has built-in lens motor. Compatible with D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000
  • effective focal length:
    • 70-300mm with full-frame digital or film cameras
    • 105-450mm with Nikon APS-C sensor cameras
  • built-in optical stabilization allows in-focus shots with longer exposure times
  • super-low dispersion glass element for impressive contrast and clarity
  • super multi-layer lens coating minimizes flaring and ghosting
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • minimum focus distance: 4.9 feet
  • constructed of 16 elements in 11 groups
  • filter size: 62mm
  • lens is 5-5/16" long, 3-1/8" in diameter
  • weight: 21.5 ounces
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood, lens cap, and soft case

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS zoom lens for Nikon
  • LCF-62II Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • 62mm Lens hood (installed)
  • Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
  • Warranty sticker

Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 70-300mm
Maximum Aperture F4 (W) - F5.6 (T)
Weight 21.5 ounces
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS (Model #572) is a high quality lens for travel, nature, wildlife, and family photography. The lens has the Nikon bayonet mount, and comes with a lens hood, and front and rear caps.

Sigma DG Lenses: This Sigma DG lens is designed for use with full-frame digital SLRs, but can be used with DSLRs with APC-C-sized image sensors. DG lenses offer high contrast and subtle tonal gradations, but is resistant to flare and ghosting. The lens' Super Multi-Layer Coating suppresses reflections between the image sensor and the lens surfaces.

Optical Stabilization (OS): The lens has a two-way switch to activate (or turn off) the built-in optical stabilization. When switched to the On position, the optical stabilization compensates for camera shake, especially in low-light or long zoom situations when the camera is hand-held. When using the OS feature, it is possible to get sharp results at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than you could without it.

Lens Hood: The 70-300mm lens includes a bayonet-type detachable lens hood to help prevent stray light from entering the lens, causing flare, and to protect the lens from rain, snow, and dust. When not in use, the lens hood can be inverted and mounted onto the lens backwards for storage.

Focus Mode Switch: The lens features a two-way switch for setting the focus mode: AF (auto focus) or MF (manual focus).

Specifications:

  • Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Angle of View: 34.3°-8.2°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4 (W) - f/5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 59.1"
  • Filter Size: 62mm
  • Maximum Magnifications: 1:3.9
  • Dimensions: Diameter=3.063", Length=5.262"-5.986" (5.707"-6.437" w/caps)
  • Weight: 21.5 ounces

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Good value

Written By Corelli, NJ on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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I like this lens, it fits my needs. AF is fast and accurate, image quality is good, optical stabilization is very helpful, especially when extended to 300mm. It is not HSM lens, and is somewhat noisy when focusing. AF is not internal, so using polarizing filter with this lens is problematic; also installing/removing the hood is not that easy because of rotation. But for me these are minor issues.

Pros: Fast and accurate AF; OS; good picture quality

Cons: Noisy; no internal AF

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This lens has OS (optical stabilization) function, and the one for $144 doesn't. The optical stabilization compensates for camera shake, especially in low-light or long zoom situations when the camera is hand-held. When using the OS feature, it is possible to get sharp results at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than you could without it. [ David  Jun 19, 2014 ]