Reviews and Problems with Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II
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I love the sharpness
Ms. Maureen B. Spagnolo "moskin", Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: I've recently bought this lens, and used it twice. I love the sharpness, and fast focus on the lens. I have several other Sigma lenses and have been pleased with them all. My only reason for not giving this lens 5 stars is because of the crappy tripod collar that came with the lens. Upon removing the tripod collar, the very weak hinge pin broke. Why put such a shabby (albeit very necessary) accessory on such a fine lens? I'm disappointed in Sigma.
Bought "Like New", autofocus did not function (connected to Sony SLT A33).
Adam Satisky, Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: This was going to be my first enthusiast/pro lens, and after reading all the great reviews I was pretty excited to try it out. Unfortunately, I was let down - the autofocus did not function. When I pressed the shutter halfway down, I could hear a very faint high pitch noise, but the focus gage did not move and the camera display did not come into focus. Tried multiple times (turned on/off switches, took lens on/off, changed focus modes, etc.
Summary: Upon receipt of this lens I noticed it was heavy and very well built. I connected it to my Sony a77 camera and started taking pictures. Immediately I noticed it focused slowly and was not accurate. When I set my camera for spot focus and aimed at a subject, it would focus and give me the double beep sound confirming the subject was in focus; however, it was not in focus at all. I did this several times with different subjects and got the same result.
Summary: Obviously the Sony version which is what I clicked review on, should work with these cameras and it does. Very heavy lens. Feels better with the larger body of the a57. Plan to use it on the a55 more because I put a larger strap on that camera that can be placed over one shoulder vs. over the neck. I'd highly recommend doing this, or using a harness, or using a belt clip with this lens vs. the standard neck strap.
Summary: I have been shooting with all Sony cameras for the past 3 years and I now own both an A99 and a used A77. I have a fairly well known photo and video business as well as a well paying regular job. Why is my income important to this review? Because I can afford the Sony G version of this lens, but have chosen the Sigma. I just cannot justify the additional $1000 for the Sony G. If it was made by CZ I might consider it, but it would also probably be a bit sharper as well.
Summary: Wonderful lens. Very sharp for the price. Good starter pro lens without spending the high price of a Nikon lens. It is a heavy lens, but you should expect that from any brand of this caliber. I like the weight, makes it feel better in my hands. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Summary: This is my #1 guy. I bought this for my son's sports. I needed a fast lens so that I could use fast shutter speeds, and I can get 1/1000 or faster easily for his Little League baseball games. I'm not kidding, you can count the stitches on a ball after it's batted with the speeds and sharpness this lens provides. It worked well for his football games and now I'm getting used to what I can do indoors for basketball.
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG Macro HSM APO review by m-ex
15 October 2013
Summary: Used on D90, D600. If on D90 i couldn't fix front or backfocus issue, so on D600 i do. But the main problem i got spotted, that @ 70mm i got 100% front focus, and after 135 to 200mm i got slight back focus. So i can't rely on adjustments in camera. All in all if AF in lens was hitting the target right, than it was surprisingly sharp image until 135mm.
Pros: Zoom, 2.8, price
Cons: Heavy, poor AF, soft from 135-200, back/front focus.