Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
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REVIEW: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX HSM
12 June 2010
Conclusion: A pleasing improvement over it’s predecessor which is well built despite the weight saving. It feels right. The petal hood is also an improvement that is a better fit, especially when reversed. The addition of HSM makes a considerable improvement to the autofocus speed.
Pros: Optical quality, Weight and balance, Performance with converters, Tripod mount.
Cons: Competing against stabilised lenses/ no stabilisation, Autofocus slightly slower than marque lenses.
Excerpt: An update of Sigma's pro-quality 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX zoom of the late 1990s, Sigma's new 70-200mm f/2.8 full-frame, digitally-optimized (DG) macro zoom ($889, street) offers improved coatings for suppressing flare, dramatically closer focusing, and "full-time" manual focus that allows manual...
Excerpt: An updating of its pro-quality 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO zoom of the mid 1990's, Sigma's new 70-200mm f/2.8 EX macro zoom offers improved lens coatings for suppressing internal flare and ghosting, dramatically improved close-focusing capability, and higher-quality glass for controlling chromatic...
Summary: We have owned an earlier version of this lens for five years and it has given total satisfaction. Our version does not have optical image stabilisation and there is no doubt that the OIS makes an already good lens better. The German lens-testing site
Pros: We tested the lens on a Nikon with APS-C sensor where it performed brilliantly with excellent sharpness, great resolution, fast and accurate auto-focus and altogether a luxurious feel. There is no noticeable distortion or chromatic aberrations. We like the tripod mount collar that makes it so eas...
Cons: The colour bias of the lens is just on the cool shade of neutral. This is easily corrected but some people may prefer a lens with warmer colour characteristics.
Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO macro (Nikon) - Review / Test Report
3 June 2008
Conclusion: The Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO macro is pretty impressive large aperture tele zoom lens. The resolution figures are on a very good to excellent level and neither distortions, vignetting nor CAs are really field relevant on an APS-C DSLR.
Excerpt: This is possibly the most desired additional lens type for any SLR owner, reaching out from the top end of the ‘standard’ range to medium telephoto and one that is almost universally offered by all the manufacturers.
Pros: In summary the main positive points of the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX HSM are:, Optical quality, Weight and balance, Performance with converters, Tripod mount., Value for money
Cons: Negative points are:, Competing against stabilised lenses/ no stabilisation, Autofocus slightly slower than marque lenses.
Summary: Pewną wskazówką odnośnie wyboru może być nasza preferencja odnośnie
danej ogniskowej. Jeśli więcej zdjęć robimy na krótkim końcu, lepiej
chyba zainwestować w Sigmę, jeśli częściej wykorzystujemy okolice 200
mm, Canon da nam więcej satysfakcji. Więcej nie jesteśmy w stanie
Pros: rewelacyjna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru dla ogniskowej 70 mm,, świetnie kontrolowana koma,, znikomy astygmatyzm,, praktycznie niezauważalna dystorsja,, małe winietowanie,, dość dobra praca pod ostre światło,, świetnej jakości solidna obudowa,, szybki...
Cons: niezadowalająca jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru dla 200 mm,, duża aberracja chromatyczna,