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: 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.
Summary: I cannot afford an OEM 70-200 f2.8. Almost all Canon / Nikon / Sony ones comes in the $2000 + price tag. This is a great replacement for budget oriented people like me. I have experience shooting with the 70-200 f2.8 L glass from Canon. While Sigma may not be a 100% equivalent, I am sure it can do almost everything up to 95%+ accuracy like AF, OS etc, and IQ almost as good. For almost half the price, it is a great buy and great deal.