Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 vs Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM?

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 vs Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM?
Aug 17, 2012

I'm shopping around for a 70-200mm lens, and at first I was considering getting the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, but on a whim I looked at Sigma's offerings and saw the 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS FLD (seriously? 6 acronyms?) for almost half the price of the Canon f/2.8 on Amazon ($1300 vs $2200).

I'm still interested in the f/4L just because it's so much lighter, not to mention cheaper than either option, but I'll most likely have more uses for an f/2.8 telephoto.

How does the optical quality of the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 compare to the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L Mk II?

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