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Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 70-200 mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 34.3 - 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1 m
Maximum magnification 3.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF HSM
Lens Construction 18 elements / 15 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sigma
Pentax K
Dimensions 86.6 x 184.4 mm
Weight 1380 g
Additional information 2 SLD elements, 2 ELD elements.
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.25 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. vipin
    vipin 5 June 2013, 07:08
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    IP 94.56.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 400
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: heavy for me.. no OS

    Pros: shaarrp above f4......

    Summary: very impressed witht he stuff

  2. Ddakki
    Ddakki 14 January 2013, 16:22
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    IP 88.207.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 350$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Considering the price, not much. Heavy so watch your shutter speed for handheld use since there is no OS. Finish is peeling off after years of heavy use.

    Pros: Sharp (don't let others convince you otherwise), well damped focus and zoom rings, tripod collar

    Summary: This lens gets a lot of bad rep undeservedly. It is not soft!!! You just can't shoot it handheld under 1/1000 or even faster, at least me. On tripod it's tack sharp at all apertures and focal lenghts. Glad I bought it. It was second hand and only 350$. In great mechanical and optical shape.

  3. exevalley
    exevalley 28 June 2011, 15:02
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    IP 81.157.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: £599
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not at £600.

    Pros: Sharp when stopped down a touch. Well build and very fast auto focus on my Pentax K20D.

    Summary: Great for the money.

  4. Ilya Snopchenko
    Ilya Snopchenko 21 October 2009, 09:05
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    IP 92.101.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $ 700
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - f/2.8 not really sharp. - Old versions of this for Minolta mount didn't have HSM. - The SIGMA colors may be a turnoff.

    Pros: - Sharp from f/4 onward. - Solid build. - Good IQ overall.

    Summary: A really decent telezoom. Up-to-date versions of this are probably better. Unfortunately no versions have stabilization, which may be a turnoff for Canon/Nikon users.

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