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


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


Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Sigma and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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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.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "LH850-02 589".
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Tripod Mount
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 replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
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)
Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Lens 2011-2012
In the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM, Sigma has produced a telephoto zoom lens that offers professional features and exceptionally good image quality at a very reasonable price. Even at the maximum aperture of F2.8 the lens delivers excellent sharpness and, combined with an effective image stabilizer (OS) and fast, silent autofocus (HSM), it is well suited to demanding photographic subjects such as nature, sports and documentary. Available with fittings for most camera brands, and covering APS-C and full-frame sensors, this lens is a perfect choice for both demanding amateurs and professional photographers.  See homepage
TIPA TIPA Awards 2011: Best Expert Lens
This bright, high quality telephoto zoom lens contains 22 elements (including 3 SLD and 2 FLD glass elements) in 17 groups. This lens covers 24x36mm “full-frame” sensors and has an optical image stabilisation system (OS) that compensates approximately four stops. Its HSM function assures smooth and silent auto focusing. Chromatic aberration is reduced to a minimum and sharpness is at a very high level over the entire focal length range.   See homepage
 
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 APO HSM DG OS
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS
 
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
Has a built-in image stabilizer
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
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Lens 2011-2012
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2011: Best Expert Lens
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1430 gr)
The price
 
Specification
Product Name:Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Sigma
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
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:
No Macro lens
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:
Yes, OS
Closest Focusing Distance:100 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
LH850-02 589(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):86 x 197 mm
Vikt:1430 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)2470 USD
 
 
Product Page (Sigma):
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/sigma-ex-2-8-70-200-mm-dg-os-hsm-apo-an-canon-7d-1041196,923.html
 
eisa.eu
http://www.eisa.eu/award/35/european-lens-2011-2012.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sigma-70-200mm-f-2-8-ex-dg-os-hsm-15095
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1161/objectif-sigma-70-200-mm-f2_8-apo-dg-os-hsm-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
fotoguiden.se
http://www.fotoguiden.se/artiklar/test_nya_telezoomar-250.html
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_70-200_os_hsm_review.htm
 
lenstip.com
http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=263
 
 
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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 APO HSM DG OS
Sample pictures taken with Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2,8 APO HSM DG OS
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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