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The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens, intended for use with full-frame digital SLR cameras.

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Macro feature is surprisingly detailed for a sub-$500 lens - provides clear close-up imagery, especially in outdoor settings

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Excellent performance at the price point - provides high quality image capturing with responsive performance and considerable clarity

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58mm objective shooting capabilities are ideal for low-light environments - enables crisp, detailed pictures that work with natural light levels

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Metal lens mount is indicative of high build quality - much preferred to the plastic mount design seen amongst similar models even at higher price points

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Built-in motor drive provides fast, reliable automatic focusing - requires minimal battery power, enabling longer shooting sessions

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Cons

Low-light shooting is seemingly prone to chromatic distortion - bright colors may appeal dull or washed out

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Focus motor is fairly loud - not recommended for situations requiring maximum silence eg. macro wildlife, wedding ceremonies, etc.

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The Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens, intended for use with full-frame digital SLR cameras, is compact and affordably priced. A telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of 70 to 300 millimetres, it is capable of macro photography with maximum magnification of 1 to 2. Capturing close-up and distant shots while reducing flare and ghosting, this Sigma telephoto lens features multi-layer lens coating and three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements.

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