Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro/APO DG Macro
Nikon integrated motor.
Launched 2008


70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Multi-layer lens coating
  • Macro Switch allowing a 1:2 maximum magnification
  • SLD glass elements for optimum image quality

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 Nikon D40, D40x and D60 cameras cannot fully support the original Nikon lenses, as there is no AF motor built into these cameras, therefore they require a motor built into the lens to achieve autofocus. Many people are unaware of this until they have purchased their new Nikon D40 or D40x. The inclusion of the built-in motor in these two new lenses allows autofocus with all Nikon cameras.

Three pieces of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in the front lens group and another two in the rear group offer excellent correction of chromatic aberration. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.

Both the DG and APO DG lenses incorporate a macro feature with maximum magnification 1:2 at the 300mm focal length making it suitable for many types of photography.

The new multi layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance.

A convenient magnification scale showing focusing distances and reproduction ratios is engraved on the lens barrel. A versatile telephoto zoom lens that is ideal for portraits, sports and nature photography, and all types of imaging needing both telephoto and close-up capabilities.

Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups
Focal Length 70-300mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ4-5.6
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 34.3-8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 95cm/150cm
Number of blades 9
Maximum Magnification 1:2/1:4.1
Zooming System N/A
Filter Size 58mm
Diameter 76.6mm
Length 122mm
Weight 550g
SRP at launch: £199.99 APO, £149 non-APO
Available Mounts: Nikon AF without motor.