Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
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Chris J. Park "Opera Fan", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: This lens changed my views on 3rd party lens. This lens is made in Japan. No one's gonna argue that Canon L 70-200mm 2.8 IS II is a great lens. But it's nearly 2x price of this Sigma lens. I've tried the "other" Canon 70-200mm L lenses prior to this: F4 IS L & F2.8 L Non-IS. Of the 3, this Sigma is the most impressive & the least expensive. Images are very sharp and full of contrast. Wonderful bokeh.
Summary: Really like this lens. I purchased to use for photos of semi-pro football games, many at night, and performance has been just what I hoped for. Quick focusing, even on poorly lit fields, super fast focusing during the daytime, and works well with my Sigma 1.4TC.
Summary: I shoot my kids sports (hockey and dance competitions) and I can't be happier with the results. I looked at the Sigma, Tamron and Nikon versions. I finally decided to take the plunge with the Sigma and I don't regret it.
Summary: I had a Tamron 70-200 and was great for the first 3 years. However, in the last 6 months or so, I had difficulty getting it to focus properly at 70mm. I tried the focus adjustment but realized that what worked for 70mm did not work for 200mm. It was not doing it before. I sold the lens. I thought I didn't need this type of lens until the need came up a few weeks ago and regretted that I did have it. So I started the search again.
Summary: I started photography and wanted a fast lens that gave good image quality. I didn't want to spend the money for Nikon, So this was an alternative. It does amazing work. Really crisp subject and good blown out backgrounds giving off that depth that I wanted in my pictures. You will not be disappointed with this. It worked wonders for my D3100, and now use it for my D7000 as well.
Summary: Volleyball season was starting and my friend with a Canon 70-200 IS was not selling his used lens. After researching this and the Tamron I chose the Sigma. I've used it extensively over the last month probably shooting a few thousand pics of indoor volleyball mounted on a t3i rebel 3/4 format camera. I pair it with a 50mm 1.4 for courtside use on t1i. I set the canon for ISO 6400, and crank the speed up as high as the gym lighting allows.