Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro(Motorized)

 SHOOT: Sometimes it's good to have an 'in-between' lens.  You get your humongous lenses and then you get your ordinary lenses, but what about improving the mid-range, a lens that isn't too specialised; won't blur if you make a small movement while shooting, and won't turn an eagle flying directly overhead into a speck.  And you want to use it for sports? Well this is a very useful, versatile piece of equipment, and it won't break your budget either.

Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS is a compact telephoto zoom lens that offers great value for the money, excellent performance and is capable of macro photography with a 1:2 macro capabilities and has a switch for change over of focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm during macro photography. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Its versatility handles close-up shots as well as natural looking portraits of subjects at a distance and dynamic sports shots. This compact, all-purpose, go-anywhere lens always delivers amazing photographs.
Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 100 to 450mm with most cameras

Minimum focusing distance of 59 inches allows macro photography with a maximum magnification of 1 to 2

Extremely compact design weighing only 19.4 oz measures only 4.8 inches in length.
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