|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.|
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|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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|This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.|
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|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)|
|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)|