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

Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
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Initial Price: 
$1700
  • FLD (fluorite glass) glass elements
  • T three SLD glass elements
  • Super Multi-Layer lens coating
  • 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
  • Metal mount
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
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Overview

Description by Sigma:

  • 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
  • Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situation
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus
  • FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass for compensate for color aberration
  • A lens hood, hood adapter, front & rear lens caps and carrying case are included with the lens.

Sigma’s New APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the second generation of this large aperture telephoto zoom lens now incorporating Sigma’s Optical Stablization function, OS, our own anti-shake system which makes viewing a stabilized image in the viewfinder possible for Sony and Pentax users if chosen. Two FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass have also been added along with three SLD glass elements, all which provide excellent correction of color aberration. In spite of the additions of all of these features, Sigma has managed to make the lens more compact than its predecessor, measuring only 7.8” in length.

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 zooms. 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. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability.

Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It has a minimum focusing distance of 55.1 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:8

The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images. This lens is equipped with a petal-type hood. 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.

*The Pentax mount Tele Converter cannot be used with this particular lens.
*Nikon and Pentax mounts do not have an aperture ring.
  Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.
*For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work
  with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.
*For Pentax and Sony mounts, it is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function
  of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras as well as Pentax *ist series and K100D.
*When using the OS function of a lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit,
  please turn the camera’s stabilizer unit off.

Reviews

Thomas Rubach tested the lens with a Nikon D800 body, a not so optimal solution, IMHO.

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8G OS delivers a decent overall performance, especially at focal lengths below 130mm. The center never disappoints throughout the focal range but the corners need some stopping down for good performance at focal lengths above 130mm. The resolving-power in the image-center is even good enough to use a tele-converter should you need to reach beyond the 200mm focal length. The image stabilization and the AF are OK but nothing to rave about, and a maximum magnification of around 1:8 and the size and weight does not differentiate this zoom from its competition.

Post date: 22/01/2013 - 00:00

"Weighing 1.4kg, this Sigma lens is certainly not lightweight, saying that it is lighter than equivalents from both Nikon and Canon, which is noticeable when using the lens for long periods. The lens balances nicely on the D700 used for testing, with or without the MB-D10 attached. Much of the lens barrel is constructed from high quality plastics, and some parts are finished in a matt black powder coated effect, such as the

Post date: 09/08/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1700
Release Date: 
02/2010
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
14.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.2 TStop
Distortion: 
0.30%
Vignetting: 
-1.5 EV
Chr. aberration: 
7.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
Pentax Kaf Mount
Sony A mount
Sigma SA mount
AF Motor type: 
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
70 - 200mm
Angle of view: 
34.3° - 12.3°
Max Magnification: 
0.12x
Lens construction: 
22 Elements in 17 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.40m
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Optical Image Stabilizer
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
86.0mm
Length: 
197.0mm
Weight: 
1430g / 50.4oz.
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
77mm

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