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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro (Canon AF) Now only £89 @ Jessops
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro (Canon AF) Now only £89 @ Jessops

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro (Canon AF) Now only £89 @ Jessops

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High performance lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras

Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. 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.SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in this lens provides excellent correction of chromatic aberration.

Coating reduces Ghost and Flare
The multi-layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance through the entire zoom range.

SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass is used in this lens for correction of chromatic aberration. This also corrects for fluctuation of aberration due to focusing. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.

Macro shooting with maximum magnification 1:2
This lens is capable of macro photography with a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5 m 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 and a minimum focusing distance of 95cm. Without changing the distance between camera and subject, you can change the shooting magnification.

Specifications:


Lens Construction: 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of View 34.3degrees - 8.2degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 150cm / 95cm(Macro mode)
Maximum Magnification: 1:4.1 / 1:2(Macro mode)
Filter Size: Diameter 58mm
Dimensions: Diameter 76.6mm x Length 122mm
Weight 545g

69 Comments

Original Poster

There is a nikon lens a lot cheaper but i could not find any stock so not posted as would not be available to everyone

Ok I bought some magnifier lenses to do macro work - why do people spend 10 times more for a full on lens? is it quality? or?

It's all about quality, yes.

Original Poster

quiet a good lens which can also do macro work with out buying extra macro lens's and at £89 i think its a bargain

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I was going to go for the nikon d60 but this looks like a good deal and is half the price of the nikon alternative, what is a entry level canon body which this lens will be good on?

i bought this about 2 years ago for £130 so price not bad at all.

lens is good for the price, bit soft at the 300mm but thats to be expected.

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trouty00;5939088

I was going to go for the nikon d60 but this looks like a good deal and … I was going to go for the nikon d60 but this looks like a good deal and is half the price of the nikon alternative, what is a entry level canon body which this lens will be good on?



1000d just over £300


look on [url]www.camerapricebuster.co.uk[/url] for best places to buy

trouty00;5939088

I was going to go for the nikon d60 but this looks like a good deal and … I was going to go for the nikon d60 but this looks like a good deal and is half the price of the nikon alternative, what is a entry level canon body which this lens will be good on?



this should do the trick for u mate, I know the D60 does not have the built in motor, but manual focus through the manual ring is pretty straight forward

jessops.com/onl…tml

£49 for 18-200 is just stunning

I really do want the 300mm as my main reason for it is for kitesurf pictures which are likely to be taken from shore when subject is out at sea and also would like the AF too. think it will be good whilst learning.

as for the 1000d option, still not cheap as the £309 was body only and would need a 18-55/70mm option too so puts it very close to the nikon price (only £50 diff)

there is a cracking deal for £379 for sony a200 and both lenses though on that site which seems like it could be an option!

guv;5939505

The body posted above would be a good deal..... but bare in mind the … The body posted above would be a good deal..... but bare in mind the starting focal length of 55mm - isnt the same as 55mm in a 35mm camera - so already zoomed! (You probably already know - but worth mentioning in case you're not!)



Focal length is the same (55mm is 55mm no matter which dslr you have) - angle of view changes with crop factor (1000D has a crop factor of 1.6) so 55mm on a 1000D will give an equivalent angle of a 35mm camera of 88mm (55*1.6) -
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Rudz;5939531

this should do the trick for u mate, I know the D60 does not have the … this should do the trick for u mate, I know the D60 does not have the built in motor, but manual focus through the manual ring is pretty straight forwardhttp://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Accessories/Camera%20Accessories/Lenses/products/Sigma/18-200mm%20f3.5-6.3%20DC%20Lens%20(Nikon%20AF%20Excluding%20D40D40X)-27553/Show.html£49 for 18-200 is just stunning



I think you will be very lucky to find a branch that has any though!

Banned

trouty00;5939632

I really do want the 300mm as my main reason for it is for kitesurf … I really do want the 300mm as my main reason for it is for kitesurf pictures which are likely to be taken from shore when subject is out at sea and also would like the AF too. think it will be good whilst learning.



How fast are these kitesurfs moving? The largest aperture at the 300mm is not that large, so you might have to sacrifice image quality (higher ISO equivalent) for speed if they are moving fast.

Rudz;5939531

this should do the trick for u mate, I know the D60 does not have the … this should do the trick for u mate, I know the D60 does not have the built in motor, but manual focus through the manual ring is pretty straight forwardhttp://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Accessories/Camera%20Accessories/Lenses/products/Sigma/18-200mm%20f3.5-6.3%20DC%20Lens%20(Nikon%20AF%20Excluding%20D40D40X)-27553/Show.html£49 for 18-200 is just stunning



Also, this lens is half a stop faster.

is this compatible with a sony a200?

With an equivalent focal length range of 112 to 480mm, this lens gives you a lot of reach. However, if your only other lens is the Canon 18–55, then you’re going to be missing the range between 55 and 70.

I am looking to get an additional lens to my Canon 18 -55 just to gets portrait shot. Trying to attempt to get them with getting right up in peoples faces which is what I find with the 18 - 55.
Will this achieve this. I see it has no anti shake in it but will this affect the shot vastly or is it a gimmick. I also would like to shoot concerts, kitesurfers etc but if it's dusk or evening will it work. Someone said for night shots this wouldn't be any good?:thumbsup::thumbsup:

jezjones;5987766

With an equivalent focal length range of 112 to 480mm, this lens gives … With an equivalent focal length range of 112 to 480mm, this lens gives you a lot of reach. However, if your only other lens is the Canon 18–55, then you’re going to be missing the range between 55 and 70.



That's really no big issue - it's a funny focal length anyway on a crop body. Use your feet

scribe76;5987872

I am looking to get an additional lens to my Canon 18 -55 just to gets … I am looking to get an additional lens to my Canon 18 -55 just to gets portrait shot. Trying to attempt to get them with getting right up in peoples faces which is what I find with the 18 - 55.Will this achieve this. I see it has no anti shake in it but will this affect the shot vastly or is it a gimmick. I also would like to shoot concerts, kitesurfers etc but if it's dusk or evening will it work. Someone said for night shots this wouldn't be any good?:thumbsup::thumbsup:



It's £100 of lens. It's got severe limitations. Work with them, and you'll be fine.

redmanc2004;5987751

is this compatible with a sony a200?



oh dear :roll:

This is a brilliant deal for a Sigma lens. Very, Very, Tempted

"Load of stock in South Yorkshire area" ??!!

Huddersfield - Queen Street (22.0 miles)
Halifax (28.2 miles)
Macclesfield (28.3 miles)
Derby - The Spot (32.1 miles)

I don't think so :x

Buy the ]APO Version instead.

MM, tempted. What was the RRP on this? Can not really see it for sale in many places...

I've got the APO version ok not up there with a canon BUT it's a damn fine lens for the money!!

trouty00;5939632

I really do want the 300mm as my main reason for it is for kitesurf … I really do want the 300mm as my main reason for it is for kitesurf pictures which are likely to be taken from shore when subject is out at sea and also would like the AF too. think it will be good whilst learning.as for the 1000d option, still not cheap as the £309 was body only and would need a 18-55/70mm option too so puts it very close to the nikon price (only £50 diff)there is a cracking deal for £379 for sony a200 and both lenses though on that site which seems like it could be an option!


"there is a cracking deal for £379 for sony a200 and both lenses though on that site which seems like it could be an option!"

I can't see where this deal is - please post the link

Got this a couple of months ago for my 1000D, think I paid about £87. Really pleased with it. Got mine at Warehouse Express - but think price has gone up there.
Would definately recommend, esp for new SLR users like me!!!!

toonarmani;5987919

oh dear :roll:



Pillock

£128.89 on Warehouse Express now!

redmanc2004;5988086

Pillock



Hardly, it does say for Canon!

dealhunterqueen;5988127

Hardly, it does say for Canon!



Ok i apologise to Pillock on previous post as obviously I didnt read the title correctly, but its just another example of the unhelpful pillocks that swarm onto this forum,
dealhunterqueen actually did make the point of which i stupidly missed and i thank her for that.

cant recommend this lens enough

have used it constantly for the last 3 years or so, produces fantastic images. I actually prefer the shots to my regular 55mm canon lens. Theyre much more crisp, colours are brighter.

Macro is great if you want shots of wildlife, such as insects... i use it a lot for bees

Would buy it again if mine ever broke (touch wood)

what's the difference with the APO version?

Also I have the sigma 18 - 200 non IS version (with mixed results), is it worth me getting a 70-300 lens?

If not what other lenses should I consider to compliemtn the 18-200.

Sorry for newbie questions.

Cheers,

James

I bought one of these last week. It makes a nice portrait lens at the wide end. Got some good shots in the macro mode at 300mm. But it is very soft at the 300mm end in 'normal mode.

Can't really go wrong for the money though. Nice that you get the hood with it, unlike canon charging you £20 for 10p of plastic.

redmanc2004;5987751

is this compatible with a sony a200?



You'll need some Gaffer Tape :whistling:

redmanc2004;5988086

Pillock



at least a pillock that can read :whistling:

if you want a Sony-fit Sigma lens, simply search for SIGMA SONY on the Jessops site. :thumbsup:

easy enough for you? :?

gizmouk;5988623

You'll need some Gaffer Tape :whistling:



oooh, don't wind him up - you wouldn't like him when he's angry ;-)

does anyone know if this lens would fit the olypus E500.

Help from the experts required here plz: does any one know a) if this will fit a Sony A350, and if not (as i guess the case is) is there a telefocus lens that you know of for a Sony at a similar price?
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