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

(7 customer reviews)

The lens is built with high-quality materials, which makes it durable and long-lasting. It has a high resolution, which means that your photos will be sharp and clear. The lens has a large aperture of f/2.8, which allows for a shallow depth of field and great bokeh. The lens has 22 lens elements in 17 groups, which helps to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration. The lens has a multi-layer coating, which helps to reduce flare and ghosting. The lens is manufactured with precision and care, which ensures that it is of high quality. The lens can be used for a variety of photography styles, including portraits, sports, and wildlife. If you are looking for an alternative to this lens, you can consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

Positives:
The Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM camera lens is a solid workhorse of a lens that is built to last. It has a great build quality and feels sturdy in the hands. The new OS version is a significant improvement over the previous generation, providing better stabilization, which is important when shooting telephoto.

The lens renders excellent sharpness and contrast throughout the image, even at wider apertures like f/2.8. The bokeh effect is also pleasing to the eye, providing a soft and creamy background.

Besides being a great lens for portraits, sports, and wildlife, it’s also versatile enough to use for landscape and street photography. The fast aperture of f/2.8 provides enough light to easily shoot handheld in low light conditions.

Negatives:
This lens is heavy, weighing over 3 pounds, making it difficult to carry around for long periods without a proper strap or harness. The lens also has some significant chromatic aberration issues when shooting wide open at f/2.8. The autofocus can also be slow, especially in low light.

Conclusion:
Overall the Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM camera lens is a reliable, versatile, and high-quality lens that lives up to its reputation. If you are willing to forgive its weight and chromatic aberration issues, you will be rewarded with excellent image quality and a lens that will last for years to come.

Optical design

Has 9 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result. With high brightness value, it has the ability to collect light even in poor lighting conditions It is a ring-type ultrasonic motor designed to provide quick and silent focusing.

Physical characteristics

With a lens filter diameter of 77 mm this lens deserves a good quality filter, this is commonly filter size, presents numerous filter possibilities. Weights 1260 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag. 197 mm long, with this size carry only if you use it.

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7 reviews for Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

  1. allphotolenses.com

    9.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 4.74/5

  2. Ebay.com

    Ebay.com rated as 4.72/5

  3. Ebay.com Feb 02, 2016

    Meets my needs! I reviewed extensively, material on the web on two 70-200mm f2.8 lens with optical stabilization. The two I could afford were Tamron and Sigma. I saw fan boy videos and articles for both makes. And I watched videos by buyers who received bad copies of each. The quality of both could only be discerned by a pixel peeper from the more expensive Nikon or Canon. Then I shopped used. I can across an excellent value for a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 with OS. It works perfectly, so it was sold, not for being a bad copy, but someone wanted to move up. I almost exclusively take pictures indoors in very bad lighting with no flash and hand held. The Sigma does a very good job, with quick focus and sharp images on a Nikon full frame camera. It has been a great addition to my other lenses.

  4. Ebay.com Nov 23, 2015

    Excellent Lens Looked like and felt like a “bowce” out and about with my new 70-200! The first pictures were stunning to say the least. This is my first semi-pro lens and I could immediately see the difference between it and the pics I took with my variable aperture brand name lenses. The pics on this were crisper and the AF was much faster and quieter. It is a bit weighty and intimidating looking and so would not recommend it as a walk-around lens. I honestly fail to see the marginal value of the brand name lenses. This to me is more bang for your buck. I recommend it without reservation.

  5. Ebay.com May 04, 2017

    Best 70-200 f2.8 with image stabilization for the money Must have lens for enthusiasts like me, image is damn sharp 9.5/10 .Bokeh is one of the best out there super creamy and not distracting 10/10. Af is 9.5/10, built quality is 9.5/10, color and contrast is 10/10 in my own opinion. Best value for the money!

  6. Ebay.com Jan 14, 2019

    Nice Quality for the Money This is a great lens and a great value especially if you can pick up a good lightly used one. I’ve only owned it a short time but have taken some great shots.I bought it to take indoor wrestling pictures with my Nikon D90. These are from in a completely dark gym with a spotlight above the mat. Pics are at ISO 800, exp.1/200 sec., f2.8. This is a hobby for me. Just take pics for fun.

  7. Ebay.com Jun 09, 2021

    A solid work horse of a lens I owned a previous generation model of this exact lens and it lasted me over 15 yrs. I’m pleased with this newer OS version and I am hopeful this newer version will also give me 15+ years of use. So far, it’s amazing.

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