Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
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SIGMA VS CANON?!! It comes down to money and use..honeslty.
27 May 2015
Summary: I am not a pro, just an avid enthusiast who loves Canon Cameras and products. I make NO MONEY on my photos, just like to take great photos of my family and friends. I was set on buying the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II ($2100) then I seen this lens at my local camera rental store.
the Canon is the better lens. But the question of whether it's $1
Thomas S Macioszek, Amazon
23 April 2015
Summary: I went the rental route before making a purchase on this lens. I rented this twice for two different weekends of photo testing, and I also rented the Canon version of this lens. Now, in my opinion, the Canon is the better lens.
Summary: LOVE THIS LENS!! My first non-prime lens was a Tamron wide angle zoom and the autofocus was just plain unusable. When I invested in this lens to get more compression in the backgrounds of my portraits, I was shocked at how awesome the autofocus is! Definintely the highlight.
Summary: this is definitely a macro lens. I tried to pull it off as a sports lens, but using rapid fire shutter on this wasn't the greatest. sigma makes great lenses - used it for some portraiture too, that worked a lot better than using it for sports.
Summary: If you are searching for a 70-200 2.8 lens, then you are serious about photography. You have done the homework, and you know that a 70-200 2.8 belongs in your camera bag. Now, the only question left is, do you pay $2000+ for a Nikon/Canon lens, or do you pocket $1000 in savings for a Sigma lens.
Summary: The autofocus is plenty fast and the lens is sharp. The controls are smooth and it just feels good in my hand. The Optical Stabilazation is very good. I have used this lens repeatedly carrying it only in hand, and my images came out very sharp.