Sigma 70–300mm f/4–5.6 APO DG Macro lens

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Sigma 70–300 mm APO DG Macro
Sigma70-300 APO DG Macro.jpg
Key features
Maker: Sigma
Image stabilization: No No
Ultrasonic motor: No No
Short back focus: No No
Macro capable: Yes Yes
Application: Consumer Telephoto Zoom
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 70–300mm
Aperture (max/min): f/4 – f/5.6
Construction: 10 groups / 14 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 9
Close focus distance: 150cm / (95cm Macro mode)
Max. magnification: 1:4.1 / 1:2(Macro mode)
Max. diameter: 76.6
Max. length: 122
Weight: 550
Filter diameter: 58mm
Angle of view
Retail info

The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens is a consumer-level, telephoto zoom lens made by Sigma Corporation.[1] Different versions of this lens are produced that work with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Konica Minolta, Sony and Sigma. Additionally, Olympus' 70–300 f/4–5.6 lens for Four-Thirds has the same optical design and specifications as this lens. The lens is packaged with a lens hood.

Sigma's APO designation signifies an apochromatic lens that uses low dispersion glass to minimize chromatic aberration.[2] The APO version has a red ring on the end of the lens body to distinguish it from the non-APO version of the lens, the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro.[3]

This lens has 14 elements in 10 groups including two special low dispersion glass elements in the front lens group, and one in the rear lens group.[1] The non-APO version has only one such element in the rear.[3]

An additional feature to this lens is a macro option between 200–300mm.[4] The minimum focusing distance between 200 and 300mm is 95 cm (37.4 inches). It is enabled by a manual switch and provides a maximum magnification of 1:2.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro". Sigma Corporation. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Ian (September 2, 2005). "Sigma 70–300mm F/4–5.6 APO DG Macro Interchangeable Lens Review". EPhotoZine. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b "70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro". Sigma Corporation. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Sigma AF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 APO DG macro — Test Report / Review,, accessed 2008-05-19