Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO Macro D 5-Pin Autofocus Lens For Nikon

 
Advantages.

Surprisingly quick to focus, but the problem is sometimes the focus is not as accurate with this lens to compare to the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro Lens.

On a DX format digital SLRs this lens is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR camera.

Disadvantages.

lack of vibration control – VR.

It’s not this ultra-sharp lens, you need to be careful and patient to use this lens for maximum result.

Macro Photography.

Minimum focusing distance is 95cm / 37.4″ in macro mode, so if you are taking photos of bees or insect you can stay a little bit away.

You can only have macro ad 300mm.

D 5-Pin Autofocus Lens For Nikon.

This lens has similar auto-focus pin system as the Nikon AF D lenses have, meaning this lens will not work on Nikon D3000 and D5000 camera Series (Manual focus only).

For auto-focus to work on this lens you need to have Nikon camera that has the built-in autofocus motor.

You need to set the aperture ring to f/22 for auto-focus to work.

Low light Test.

I can not recommend using this lens in low light, I only use this lens on a sunny day with tripod and speed-light.

long exposure photography.

This lens is excellent for long exposure photography good contrast and sharpness.

Bokeh.

This lens has decent bokeh effect when used right.

Sharpness.

I find this lens sharper at 300mm than the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro Lens, but at the 70mm It’s the complete opposite I find the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro Lens Sharper ad 70mm.

Flare test.

Nothing to complain about, its okay.

Conclusion and recommendation.

Surprisingly quick to focus.

I Only use this lens on a sunny day with a tripod for maximum result.

Sharp ad 300mm.

Usually very cheap, good lens to start with if you are not sure what lens focal length you are after.

On a DX format digital SLRs this lens is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR camera.

This lens is excellent for long exposure photography good contrast and sharpness.