Who doesnâ€™t like a beautiful picture taken of oneself or stunning sceneries? Well, all of us do. We also like to preserve fond memories of yesteryears in the form of photos. With a good camera with excellent lens, you can have the best pictures, be it wildlife or your own trekking. The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon is a compact telephoto zoom lens with amazing range that makes it suitable for both amateur and professionals.
The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon is designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras but with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 100 to 450mm, can also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with most cameras. The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon has minimum focusing distance of 59 inches and allows macro with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2. With the suitable filter of the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon, you can create your own scene according to requirements.
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I brought this because I hit limitations with the kit lens I had got with my SLR. This is a good lens for the price. Macro photography is good with this. Note that 1:2 ratio macro means that things will appear 0.5x times the original size (not 2x times). This lens gives amazing shallow DOF (bokeh effect) at all focal lengths - especially in macro mode.
I had read reviews that image gets very soft at 300mm - which is not correct in my experience. The reason is mostly lack of stabilization and if you are pixel peeping - nothing wrong optically.
One thing that you should know is that the macro switch is tricky - you can't turn it on till you zoom in to 200mm. After this, the focus ring has extra space to turn - which is what gives the macro ability. But the tricky part is that you need to turn the focus ring to it's normal position to be able to turn the macro switch off. Otherwise it doesn't move and you may think something is wrong with the switch/lens.
On the negative side, there is no Image stabilization (can't expect at this price) - so you need steady hands or tripod to use this indoors and in dark.
Good product at a reasonable price