Sigma DG 70-200mm F/2.8 DG HSM OS APO EX Lens For Canon
About this product
|Clicking fabulous-quality portraits or sports photographs is piece of cake with the Sigma EX DG OS HSM and its 70mm-200mm focal length. Enjoy vibrant and bright pictures with the f/2.8 maximum aperture of this Sigma 70mm-200mm lens. Let your shaky hands remain a secret by clicking rock-steady images with the optical image stabilization feature of this Sigma f/2.8 lens. The ring-type HSM focusing of the Sigma EX DG OS HSM allows for sharper images. This Sigma 70mm-200mm lens is compatible with Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony mounts, making it highly versatile. The 9-blade circular aperture of this Sigma f/2.8 lens ensures perfect rendition of areas that are out of focus.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||70-200mm|
|Camera Technology||Digital, Film|
Most relevant reviews
- iguanajmAug 5, 2006by
Great lens, forget about the L
I really enjoy this lens. Great bokeh, and decent at limiting the amount of CA. I've compared imagages shot with this lens and with the Canon 70-200mm f/4L and with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. At the same aperature, the f/4L has slightly less CA than the Sigma. The sharpness is pretty much the same. The canon f/2.8 is slightly sharper and has IS. The IS does come in handy, but I have learned to carry my monopod around, so to me this becomes a non-issue. Also if you can shoot at greater than 1/focal length, then camera shake is not an issue. Its got a great build quality and looks good too. The HSM is maybe a slight hair slower than USM, so I'd say its good enough for anyone.
Final verdict: Save some money and go with this, and get another lens with your savings!
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- roryr1055Jan 13, 2016USEDby
This is for me, a non-pro, the best choice in it's class. This is one solidly built lens and it has great capabilities for the Pro or not so pro. Love this lens!
- ronmorrison1940Jul 17, 2015by
Great lens for the money
The lens is as sharp as the comparable Canon lens at a lighter weight. The telephoto focusing motor is fast and quiet. I've used it a little today and I really look forward to the next Arizona Rattlers game where I can give it a real tryout.
- ianmcmillan2005...Jul 6, 2015by
The perfect go to lens for portraiture.
A cheaper alternative to Canons 70-200 2.8 lens the Sigma stands its ground. Since buying this lens it has hardly left my camera body. The quality of the images take's you to a new level. If you are using it for a long time you do feel the weight, but that's the price we pay. Overall its has been one of the best investments this year for me.
- dallasfire1974Jan 11, 2011by
High Quality with a not so high price tag
I have been shooting with Sigma lenses for several years now. I purchased a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 a few years ago and enjoyed it greatly. I came to the conclusion that I simply didn't have much use for the thing and I sold it. Stupid move, believe me! This lens is rock solid. I missed it so much I had to get another one.
Recently Sigma has released a 70-200 f2.8 with image stabilization. I get that, but I don't get why it costs twice as much as the one without it. I played with their new release lens (with IS) and simply cannot justify the extra cost. However, I am reviewing the previous model, aren't I?
Constructed solidly and built with an internal focus/zoom feature, you simply cannot ask for a better workhorse lens than this one. I know full well about all the scientific reviews that look at chromatic aberration, vignetting at different focal lengths and the like, but in truth, who really cares? When you put this thing on the end of your camera and starting really taking serious interest in making a quality shot, you simply cannot go wrong with this lens.
Having a constant aperture of 2.8 is definitely my selling point. I learned a long time ago not to sacrifice on glass. Cameras come and go. Let's face it, their just like computers these days. But glass, good glass, that's the kind of stuff you hang on to, especially a 70-200 gun like the Sigma here. Way to go Sigma! I'm impressed!Read full review