Also Known As: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
Release Date: 2010-02-20
MSRP Price: $1249
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Poor
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: Sigma\'s APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the second generation of this large aperture telephoto zoom lens now incorporating Sigma’s Optical Stablization function, OS, our own anti-shake system which makes viewing a stabilized image in the viewfinder possible for Sony and Pentax users if chosen. Two FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass have also been added along with three SLD glass elements, all which provide excellent correction of color aberration. In spite of the additions of all of these features, Sigma has managed to make the lens more compact than its predecessor, measuring only 7.8” in length. For any serious photographer where the 70-200mm focal range is often the most important second lens to own after the initial standards lens or mid range zooms. The fast aperture is extremely useful and important in low light environments or when shooting fast moving situations where a higher shutter speed demands maximum lights thru the lens. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It has a minimum focusing distance of 55.1 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:8 The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images. This lens is equipped with a petal-type hood. Its exceptional versatility as an all-around lens is perfect for journalists and wedding photographers. This latest version of the Sigma 70-200mm is well regarded for its outstanding image quality, light weight and ease of operation.
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||Nikon FX/35mm, Film Nikon DX, 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||Yes|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:8|
|Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)||Yes|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||34.3° - 12.3°|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||2 FLD elements 3 SLD elements|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.40m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||86 x 197 mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
I am a bit confused, this review seems to describe the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS FLD, since this lens has a 77mm filter thread.
What is your opinion about the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (that has a 82mm filter thread)? From other reviews, I have the impression that the Sports version of the lens, unlike the lens from this review (and the Nikon 70-200mm), does not suffer from focus breathing and gives you a true 200 mm reach with close up focusing…
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Great lens for wildlife and wedding photography. Use it on Nikon D7000 and am still happy after about one year. Very fast and silent autofocus. But, this appears to be a common problem, I had to send it to Sigma along with my D7000 for optimal focus tuning. Service was for free due to warranty. Brilliant results. Would purchase it again. I’m currently testing it along with a Sigma 1.4 teleconverter.
I got mine today , nikon mount for my D800
Initial feeling: nice and solid lens
Bit more plastic y as compared to my Ex- canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS 1, but not feeling inferior , its really solid and rouged
AF is very fast and silent, and its focus dead on the target
OS is bit noisy but its really working great
Will test it more and update my views later
for the moment i am very happy
Would love to purchase the Nikon 70-200 2.8 but this price is a little daunting. Considering the Sigma and Tamron. Can you give an update on this lens?