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

Announced Feb 20, 2010 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA
dpreview conclusion

Sigma's latest image-stabilized fast telezoom offers a fine option for budget-conscious buyers, with a unique combination of features for the price. It can't quite match its Canon and Nikon equivalents, but then again it's not as expensive either.

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Silver Award
79%
dpreview score
Good for

Budget-aware buyers looking for an optically-stabilized fast telephoto lens

Not so good for

Applications for which portability or discretion is more valuable than outright image quality; events photographers who regularly shoot in wet or dusty weather.

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

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Review of Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
By: SLR Gear

While we've tested only a few lenses in its focal length/aperture range, we can say that the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 competes very strongly against them. It's a well-built, smoothly-operating, sharp, low-distortion lens. At a street price of roughly $800, it's not cheap, but for the price delivers a lot of capability, and good-quality images.

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Review of Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO
By: SLR Gear

Sigma has figured out that to compete with the major manufacturers, it has to offer optical stabilization, and it makes excellent sense to implement it into this particular category of lens. Our sample of the lens offered very good performance at ƒ/2.8 - unfortunately the one area it could really do better would be at 200mm, where I'm sure the lens would be used extensively. The results of our...

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