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Sigma's APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO lens for Nikon. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Sigma launches APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO lens for Nikon

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 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 is a telephoto zoom lens with tele-macro function, optimized for digital SLR 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.

Case, Hood (LH635-01) supplied

Lens Construction

14 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of View 34.3 - 8.2 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture F22
Minimum Focusing Distance 95-150cm / 37.4-59.1 in.
Maximum Magnification 1:4.1 (1:2 Macro mode)
Filter Size Diameter 58mm (Rear)
Lens Hood Bayonet-type Hood
Dimensions Diameter 76.6mm X Length 119.5mm
3 in. X 4.7 in.
Weight 545g/19.2 oz.

Corresponding AF Mounts


* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

(First posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 17:41 EST)

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