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Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

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Overall 6
6.0

Performance - GREAT, Design - SUB PAR

Nick, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens prior to a vacation trip and intended to use it extensively.It did perform great when I did use it, however, I did not use it very often for the following reasons.1. Location of the Zoom Ring: Is at the far end (farthest from the camera body) and is covered by lens hood in the storage mode. So if you have to use the Zoom Ring, you have to pretty much go through the first step of taking the lens hood off. By the time you do that, the moment has passed.
  • Cons: Poor Design Of Zoom Ring
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Overall 6
6.0

nice , but not worth the price

movielighter, Adorama
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens after a recomentdation. After using it for a day to get familiar with it, I found that it was just too slow for an f2.8 for the money. The focus seemed to be just a little bit off when wide open at 200mm. The lense is heavy, but this was not a factor and shouldn't be a reason to stay away from a telephoto lens, they are all going to have some wieght to them. It was sharp though for most of the photos.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

nice , but not worth the price

movielighter, Adorama
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens after a recomentdation. After using it for a day to get familiar with it, I found that it was just too slow for an f2.8 for the money. The focus seemed to be just a little bit off when wide open at 200mm. The lense is heavy, but this was not a factor and shouldn't be a reason to stay away from a telephoto lens, they are all going to have some wieght to them. It was sharp though for most of the photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very soft at 200mm

Hotled, B&H Photo
29 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is great except from 180-200mm it then becomes very soft. I even sent out my 7d to see if it was missing focus it was so bad. I am currently checking into how to get this lens serviced and how long it will take.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Big lens

gimarmc, B&H Photo
4 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Big lens. Little in the heavy side. Kind Of slow. Works great in Good light conditions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for starters....

NYCZphotography, Adorama
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: If you are new or semi-new photographer looking for a f2 zoom lens but cant afford the Canon or Nikon brand this is a good option! Its well priced,sold feel, good photos. Tho I will say that ive had trouble at times with its focus,esp at night shooting concerts. If your shooting on a crop senser camera then i would suggest this for sure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not What I Was Told

Adorama
16 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I will give this a 3 because there is not anything wrong with the hood. It's plastic, as expected, and looks great. I try to get hoods for all my lenses and this was the only Sigma 70-200mm one I could find. My lens is a very old model, so old that it doesn't even have image stabilization. So I was afraid that this product would not be compatible with this lens and i would waist my money.
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Overall 6
6.0

A decent lens but not up to Nikon

kenyjim, B&H Photo
27 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I used the lens at several basketball games and in low light conditions. I was not entirely unhappy with the lens but the sharpness just didn't reach the level I wanted. I have since traded it in on the Nikkor lens which was about [$] more but well worth the price to me.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Heavy, Not sharp enough
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Overall 6
6.0

Worth a Try

Traveling Retiree, B&H Photo
28 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Purchased for the speed, and medium telephoto range, and price after reviewing reports on Tamron, Sigma, and a couple of Nikon entries. I already have a Sigma 50-500 lens that I am quite happy with, but the particular lens I received had signicant back focus, particularly over its mid-range and tended to be less sharp than I wanted. Rather than swap for another Sigma lens, I swollowed hard and chose a Nikon 70-200 VR II.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Sigma or Canon

Rawbonz, Adorama
13 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This was my second try with the Sigma 70-200 HSM OS EX lens. I shoot with a Canon 7D, I have read SO many good reviews from all of you that I decided to try the lens about 6 months ago.The 1st copy of the lens seemed perfectly fine mechanically , the HSM motor was fast and locked in to give the "focus achieved" signal, I tested the heck out of that lens and I had more blurry focus shots than tack sharp shots, in fact I had VERY few keepers.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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