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.
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. I shoot allot of sports and need that 200m zone
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...