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Old 15-11-2009, 14:54   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me what this lens actully does i have no knowledge of lenses and would like more information please. Below is the information they give on this lens. Is it for close up or long zoom?

(Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It?s the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range.)
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Re: Sigma 70-300mm nikon

This lens will magnify when using the human eye perspective as a reference.

Human vision equates to about 35mm when using a digital camera, so any lens with a focal length smaller than 35mm will give a wider view and make it look as if you were standing further back than you actually are.

Conversely, lenses with bigger focal lengths than 35mm will bring you closer to your subjects. 70mm will therefore be about twice as close as your normal vision, and 300mm will be about 9 to 10 times closer.

Whether this lens will suit you depends on what sort of photography you do. It is not suitable as a general purpose lens, and neither is it a true macro. If you are interested in macro you are better off going for a specifically designed lens for the purpose.

Edit: Sigma APO lenses are the better quality of the two types they make.
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Re: Sigma 70-300mm nikon

Thanks for the information Graham now i understand a great deal more i'll check out Sigma APO lenses, thanks again
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Re: Sigma 70-300mm nikon

I had the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG macro lens and for the price it's an amazing start out zoom lens, here's some views of it on pixalo

Pixalo Photographic Equipment Reviews - 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro DG -
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Re: Sigma 70-300mm nikon

Can someone tell me whether the Sima 70-300 comes with VR - can't seem to find one on the market
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Can someone tell me whether the Sima 70-300 comes with VR - can't seem to find one on the market
Sigma uses OS (Optical Stabilisation) vs Nikon's VR and Canon's IS and no, the 70-300 isn't stabilised
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I had the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG macro lens and for the price it's an amazing start out zoom lens,...
Same here - it was my first tele zoom back in the D70 days and for the money it's a good lens. I still recommend it to folk in their early DSLR days.
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