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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 HSM for Nikon

By dpreview staff on Sep 23, 2009 at 13:29 GMT

Pre-PMA 2008: Sigma offers Nikon D40 and D60 DSLR owners more reach for less outlay with the launch of two tele zooms with built-in focus motors. The popular 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lenses in both standard and APO flavors have been motorized for owners of Nikon's D40 and D60 which lack support for tradition screw focusing.

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Sigma extends long lenses to D40, D40X and D60.

Press Release:

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for Nikon and 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for Nikon. The built-in motor allows autofocus with all Nikon digital cameras. These lenses incorporate a macro feature with maximum magnification 1:2 at the 300mm focal length. It is suitable for various types of shooting conditions.

APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for Nikon

Telephoto zoom lenses with tele-macro function, optimized for digital cameras

This telephoto zoom lens provides high image quality. It includes a switch for macro photography between 200mm and 300mm and is capable of a maximum magnification of 1:2. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of chromatic aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for Nikon

Telephoto zoom lens with excellent value for money and optimized for use with digital SLR cameras

This telephoto lens has a 1:2 maximum magnification at the 300mm focal length. It is ideal for portraits, sport and other types of photography. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

Sigma lens specifications

Lens name 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO for Nikon
Focal length 70-300mm
Maximum aperture f/4-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 10 groups 14 elements
Angle of view 94.5°-56.8°
Closest focus distance 24cm / 9.4in
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:6.7
Aperture blades 6
Filter attachment size 77 mm
Focusing Internal motor
Dimensions 83.5mm × 86.4mm (3.3in.× 3.4in)
Weight 495g / 17.5oz
Supplied accessories • Hood (LH635-01) supplied
• Case (APO version only)

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