Reviews and Problems with Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II
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A no-brainer if you need OS, fast AF and f/2.8 for use with Sony A/E/FE mount
8 February 2015
Summary: I sold my Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM to get the Sigma, wanting the lens-based OS feature with my NEX-6 (w/ LA-EA2 adaptor) but fully expecting a slight downgrade in image quality. Well, I am pleasantly surprised and very much impressed with the overall performance of my copy of this lens. For under a grand, I get sharpness and contrast at f/2.8 right on par if not a little cleaner (due to lower LoCA) than the Sony.
The build quality seems to be very good although the lens is not metal like the Canon
27 August 2014
Summary: This lens was highly rated against the Canon equivalent at half the price. The only complaint was that it was not as rugged as the Canon. I am not a professional and do not subject my equipment to some of the rigors of a working photographer so I don't worry about this. The build quality seems to be very good although the lens is not metal like the Canon. All the controls are smooth in use.
Summary: I originally used this lens with my Nikon D300 but it really came into its own when used with my D800. The Sigma VR works well and allows me to shoot hand held at lower shutter speeds without having to use a tripod or monopod. The bokeh is pleasing and the lens has a fast and quiet AF. I have used it for sports, travel, and portraits. It is ruggedly built and is a good alternative to the Nikon equivalent but at a reduced price.
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.