Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
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Amazing Value, For most purposes, beat Canon.
7 October 2014
Summary: Just bought this lens after using a Canon Non IS version of this lens. The only thing that is different in a negative way is the autofocus. The Canon lens does focus faster, but, not a very noticeable amount. This lens focuses fast enough for me, but I trust the Canon more. Build quality is much better than the images online give it credit. I love the feel of the lens, the weight is awesome too, much lighter than the Canon version.
It'll be 5 stars if it wasn't for the problems with the Autofocus which seems to be a frequent problem
Roger Sandoval, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: It's an amazing lens, however, I had a problem with the AutoFocus (which has been mentioned in several forums over the Internet) and it happened to me as well. I send it back to Sigma and they fixed it. I had to incur in additional charges which doesn't make me very happy. Once again, as far as the lens go, it has an amazing range and the luminosity is what you'd expect on a lens that range and that size.
Summary: I ended up selling mine because I decided to buy the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS. Although Canon's is better, it's certainly not TWICE as good. If you can find a good used one, save a few hundred dollars, that's the way to go. One of the things I liked most was the tripod mount--very innovative design, better than Canon's. If you're not a professional, get this lens and you'll be happy.
Summary: This lens is very sharp throughout the zoom range and is built very sturdy, though it is mostly plastic not metal. The focusing speed is slightly slower than my 17-55mm lens which can sometimes slow down shooting for sports/action, but this lens is significantly faster at finding focus than a 55-200mm lens so it is certainly an upgrade. If you are an amature or hobbyist and want a fast telephoto lens, go with this lens!
Summary: Quite frankly i didn't want to spend the money for Canon L glass. I do own several L lens and they are why you spend the big $$. This lens works very well and quality will amaze you. No regrets here.
i love japan's lenses, not only Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX
Kata Tran, Amazon
13 January 2014
Summary: 1. I love it's solid structure with black color that goes well with my Canon camera body, (I do not like the White color of Canon 70-200 f2.8 or f4l, i think if i use these Canon lens on my 60d its looks like i am going to wear a white pants with a black shirts, looks so weird for me:)) 2.For an amateur like me, i am happy with the quality of pictures by this lens, day and night. 3. OS helps me alots coz of my shaking hands. 4.
Summary: So I used to own the Canon 70-200 2.8 II, and it took amazingly sharp images... and was an all around GREAT lens. I sold it to get the 5D Mark iii, and have never regretted that. But I needed the reach of a 200 and thought that I could compromise with this lens. Going in, I never expected it to be equal to the Canon, (as it was less than half the price). I have been impressed that the shots I took were pretty good.