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 +====== Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO Macro Super II =======
 +<wrap info>​Review of Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II telephoto zoom lens. Review created 2006, latest update 2013.</​wrap>​
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 +[[https://​catza.net/​en/​browse/​lens/​Sigma_70-045300mm_f-0474-0455-0466_APO_Macro_Super_II/​|catza.net photos: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II]]
 +===== Facts =====
 +  *  cheap but decent quality tele zoom for amateurs
 +  *  estimated retail price 250 EUR
 +  *  in my use from 12/2004 to 2/2008
 +  *  works best at the wide end and stopped down
 +===== Pros =====
 +  *  reasonably sharp, good contrast and nice colors at the wide end (approx. 70 - 120 mm)
 +  *  nice build quality compared to the price
 +  *  is said to pefrorm better than most telezooms in this price class
 +  *  due to a special macro mode (1:2 reproduction ratio) offers nice possibilities to try out macro photography
 +===== Cons =====
 +  *  to be sharp needs to be stopped down (at its best at f/8 and f/11) especially at tele end
 +  *  at tele end contrast weakens, colors turn to gray and sharpness suffers
 +  *  AF motor or the focusing mechanism little by little became very noisy
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 +{{tag>​photography hobby review lens Sigma zoom_lens telephoto_lens macro_photography 2006 2013}}
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