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

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Manufacturer Sigma
Model 70-200 mm f/2.8 II EX APO DG Macro HSM
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 1:3.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type HSM
Lens Construction 18 elements / 15 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Sigma
Pentax K
Four Thirds
Dimensions 86.5 x 189.8 mm
Weight 1385 g
Additional information Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements
Average rating (6 owners reviews)
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4.39 Good
Owners reviews (6)
  1. EG
    EG 20 March 2012, 10:15
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    IP 84.238.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Have to stop down to f5.6 to get useful results, especially at 200mm. Doesn't focus very accurately. It's a little heavy and the focal length isn't really suited well for crop-sensored cameras, IMHO.

    Pros: Very sharp when stopped down as described above.

    Summary: I'd pass on this and save up for something better or go for something like a 70-300 IS from Canon.

  2. Jukka
    Jukka 13 December 2011, 08:27
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    IP 82.141.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 700 €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: A little misfocusing with my Pentax K10D, fortunately I can tune it in debug mode.

    Pros: Fine build, fast focus, amazing image quality especially above F4, when compared with my other lenses. Now I must buy a better normal zoom, too

    Summary: Excellent lens for this price!

  3. fototerma
    fototerma 16 March 2011, 10:18
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    IP 198.36.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 535
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: autofocus is breathing a bit at 7D plastic look when tripod mount is detached no weather sealing

    Pros: excellent sharpness in the center value for money good handling good performance on crop cameras

    Summary: I like this lens very well. Its built quality could be better and I would prefer to have weather sealing, but for the money it is quite OK.

  4. MartinH
    MartinH 8 October 2010, 00:01
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    IP 78.98.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 500 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft wide open, Lack of stabilization

    Pros: Value for money, HSM, Minimum focus distance: 1 meter

    Summary: Rather buy stabilized version: Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 ex dg aspo OS hsm, but costs twice as much

  5. Mojo
    Mojo 29 June 2010, 15:53
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    IP 80.186.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 600€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not very sharp wide open

    Pros: Nice HSM autofocus, very quiet, 2.8,

    Summary: Good lens

  6. Vedran
    Vedran 23 May 2010, 14:34
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    IP 85.94.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 1050€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Small amounts of CA visible at 200mm

    Pros: Excellent image quality, fast focusing, great buildy quality.

    Summary: Must have lens if you don't have money for genuine lens.

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