For some time now, I’ve been interested in getting a nice telephoto camera lens to handle some of my further away than typical photography. I made a purchase a few days ago and decided to buy the “Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras.”
I suppose there were a few factors that went into my decision. First, I think it was the capabilities of the lens. This particular one reaches all the way to 300mm, so that pretty much settled that. Second, the price was only $169, so that helped even more. And third, I’ve recently purchased a Sigma wide angle lens that I’m very happy with, so the brand sealed the deal.
I don’t do all too much distant photography, but I needed this lens in my bag just for emergency. One never knows when the perfect picture is just a tad bit too far away. This will help if that situation arises.
The lens also has a “macro mode” which is nothing more than an unlocking mechanism that allows you to turn the focus ring more than you normally would be able to. Why they didn’t just leave in macro mode all the time is beyond me. Having it that way wouldn’t affect normal photographs.
I do plan on purchasing a Hoya +10 magnifying filter for this lens. I wouldn’t mind getting even closer to what it’s already capable to doing, just for curiosity’s sake.
All in all, the lens seems well made. I plan to bring it a few places as the weather becomes nicer over the next few months, so I’ll share those photos here.
Sigma 70-300MM F4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens
Sigma 70-300mm Photos