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New Nikon fit lenses - Sigma have announced the release of the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lenses with a built-in motor allowing autofocus with all Nikon cameras.
The Sigma Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro for Nikon and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro for Nikon. The Nikon D40 and D40x cameras cannot fully support the original Nikon lenses, as there is no AF motor built into these cameras, therefore they require a motor built into the lens to achieve autofocus. Many people are unaware of this until they have purchased their new Nikon D40 or D40x. The inclusion of the built-in motor in these two new lenses allows autofocus with all Nikon cameras.
Three pieces of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in the front lens group and another two in the rear group offer excellent correction of chromatic aberration. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.
Both the DG and APO DG lenses incorporate a macro feature with maximum magnification 1:2 at the 300mm focal length making it suitable for many types of photography.
The new multi layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras and also creates an optimum colour balance.
A convenient magnification scale showing focusing distances and reproduction ratios is engraved on the lens barrel. A versatile telephoto zoom lens that is ideal for portraits, sports and nature photography, and all types of imaging needing both telephoto and close-up capabilities.
- Minimum Aperture f/22Minimum Focusing Distance150cm
- Lens Construction14 Elements in 10 GroupsMaximum Magnification1:4.2
- Angle of View22.9°- 5.4°Filter Size58mm
- No. of Diaphragm Blades9 pcsLens HoodBayonet Type
- Weight 545g
- DimensionsDiameter 76.5mm x Length 119.5mm
Pricing and availability
- SRP – 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro. £199.99
- SRP – 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro .£149.99
For more information please visit the Sigma website.