Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro


Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro


Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-200 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 70 mm or at 200 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
This lens does not support the use of filters which is slightly negative. To have the option to use filters, for their optic purpose or as protection, would have been nice but no.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH850-01".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
Read more about tripod mounts
 
 
Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG Macro  (2006)
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro (2008) << The lens you are currently viewing
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS (2010)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
Not possible to use filters
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1370 gr)
 
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 70-200 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-200 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-260 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-320 mmon Canon APS-C
  70-200 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105-300 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 18 elements / 15 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:100 cm
Filter: Not possible to have filters
Lens Hood:
LH850-01(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):86 x 183 mm
Vikt:1370 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1200 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Text from Sigma:"Sigma’s APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG Macro HSM is 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 zoom. 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. Over 5 low dispersion, SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide optimum color correction & sharpness throughout the entire zoom range Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. 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.

Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 100 to 300mm with most cameras

HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus

Minimum focusing distance of 39 inches & high close-up capabilities with a maximum magnification of 1:3.5

Extremely compact design weighing only 48.3 ounces & measures only 7 inches in length

A lens hood, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens. "
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
cameratown.com
http://cameratown.com/reviews/sigma/70200f28/
 
dpreview.com
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_70-200_2p8_n15/
 
lenstip.com
http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=195
 
mylensdb.com
http://www.mylensdb.com/sigma-apo-70-200mm-f2-8-ii-ex-dg-macro-hsm/
 
slrgear.com
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1155
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/sigma-slr-lenses-41/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-74/437-sigma-apo-70-200mm-f28-ii-ex-dg-macro-hsm.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-70-200mm-f-2.8-DG-HSM-II-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
Different versions of this lens
2006 Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG Macro
2008 Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 II APO HSM DG Macro
2010 Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS

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