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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II Macro Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Improved optical performance with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification of 1:3.5
  • Two SLD and three ELD glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations
  • Super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • HSM ensures quiet, high speed autofocus with full time manual focusing
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sigma
  • Model: B001044RIQ
  • Lens Type: Zoom lens
  • Minimum focal length: 70 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 200 millimeters
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 184 x 87 x 3.5 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001044RIQ
  • Item model number: B001044RIQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2003

Product Description

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Enjoy improved optical performance while retaining close-up ability with the large aperture Sigma 70-200mm macro zoom lens. The lens--which offers a minimum focusing distance of 39.4 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5--is suitable for a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscape shots, and macro photos. The lens offers two special low-dispersion (SLD) and three extraordinary low-dispersion (ELD) glass elements, providing excellent correction for all types of aberrations and creating high-quality images throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating, meanwhile, reduces flare and ghosting. Finally, the lens incorporates a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), which ensures a quiet and high-speed autofocus (AF) as well as full-time manual focusing ability. Other features include inner focusing and inner zooming systems, a removable tripod collar, and a 77mm filter size.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Lens construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
  • Angle of view: 34.3 to 12.3 degrees
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 39.4 inches
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Hood: Petal type
  • Corresponding AF mounts: Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony/Minolta, Pentax, Four Thirds
  • Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter and 7.3 inches long
  • Weight: 48.3 ounces
  • Warranty: 4 year

Product Description

This large aperture zoom lens has improved optical performance and retains close-up ability with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification ration of 1:3.5. This lens is suitable for taking all type of subjects such as portraits, landscape, and close-up pictures. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component. When this lens is used with the optional 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters, it becomes a 98-280mm F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 AF telephoto zoom lens respectively.

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Customer Reviews

Images are sharp, bokeh is great.
Sean E. Mathews
Denotes superior build and optical quality (similar to Canon's "L" and Nikon's "G" specification).
Joe Edwards
It's solid in construction and yes, it's heavy.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

152 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Z. Wagner on December 3, 2009
At this point, almost every lens I own is a Sigma, the only exception being my Tamron 17-50 2.8 (which is a very, very solid lens). I've owned the Sigma 120-300 2.8 for a handful of days (the best lens I've used), and the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR. Both were returned due to the cost that I simply couldn't stomach at this point. I had read the professional reviews for this lens, and was worried about purchasing it because they weren't exactly glowing.
Well, I'm here to tell you that from what I've read, the professional reviews for this lens are spot on. That's good and bad, as anyone who's read them will know.

The good is that the autofocus in this lens is stellar. It's very fast, and is at least as fast as the Nikkor. The zoom ring and focusing rings are smooth, and the lens seems to be very well made, like all of my other Sigma lenses. Not only is the autofocus fast, it's quiet. It's really not that heavy, either, and I find it quite comfortable to use (compared to the 120-300, this thing is light as a feather, and it's weighted much better than the Nikkor). I also find the lens to be reasonably sharp through most of the zoom range, especially stopped down (as it is for most lenses, even Nikon). Yes, I did say through most of the zoom range.

The bad rears its ugly head at the long end of the zoom (which is really too bad, considering that's where you're likely to be keeping a lens such as this most of the time). At 200mm, this lens loses a lot of sharpness, and although stopping down does help a lot, it simply shouldn't be this bad. Are the photos unuseable? I wouldn't say that, and Photoshop can almost perform miracles in most cases. But what's worse than the sharpness (or lack thereof) is the chromatic abberation. There's a LOT. I mean, a LOT at 200mm.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Jon David Schein on September 7, 2008
I was worried when I bouught this lens because I had only tried the Tamron copy, but my only experience with non-Nikon is with Sigma. I LOVE this lens. I got it for shooting sporting events for my university newspaper, and have had no problems in the month that I've had it. It autofocuses faster than the Tamron. A monopod isn't necessary because it's such a fast lens. Even at night with stadium lighting, the AF has little trouble.

The best thing I've heard for people wanting to shoot sports since buying this "cheap copy" lens came from a professional on the sidelines the firtst time I used my new lens. He said to my question about the Nikon 70-200mm, "Honestly, I turn the VR off when I'm not doing still portrait shots because it gets out of whack when I start following a moving person."

Made me feel VERY content with my decision to buy the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By P. Monasterio on May 9, 2008
I thought about going with a Nikon lens, but after looking at the features and prices, I thought this would be a better option. So far, I'm extremely pleased with it. It's truly sharp, even at 2.8. Focusing is fast and quiet on my D200. I could not be more happy with it. The accessories that came with it -- lens hood and soft case -- are nice touches, too.

And, in this price range, I also appreciate the fact that the focal range starts at 70mm -- and the macro feature works quite well at this range, too.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Joe Edwards on July 27, 2009
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For the money, this is a fantastic lens. I am too green to give a better review, but I wanted to point out that this is a EX, APO lens (you can see APO if you enlarge and zoom, but EX you can't and it's not in the product description). I was concerned about that, but glad to see it on the box and on the lens when I unwrapped.

according to Sigma this lens has:

EX - EX Lens. Denotes superior build and optical quality (similar to Canon's "L" and Nikon's "G" specification).
APO - Apochromatic Lens. APO lenses minimize color aberration. The Sigma APO lenses are made using special low-dispersion glass, which helps to compensate for color aberration, allowing for sharper images.
DG - For full-frame digital and 35mm film cameras. The image circle on these lenses are suitable for full-frame digital and 35mm film cameras. Sigma has concentrated on the correction of distortion and aberrations.
IF - Internal Focus. Lenses with this designation move the inner lens group or groups without changing the lens' physical length to ensure stability in focusing.
CONV - APO Teleconverter EX. Lenses with this designation can be used with the Sigma APO Teleconverter EX. Using it will increase the focal length and it will interface with the camera's auto exposure function.
HSM - Hyper-Sonic Motor. HSM lenses use a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide quiet fast AF, Sigma's version of Canon's in-lens ultrasonic motor. HSM makes autofocus faster and facilitates simultaneous use of manual and autofocus.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By swatson on May 20, 2008
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I wish I could give it 4.5 stars, because it isn't perfect, but pretty close when considering the price. It is worth every penny I paid. However, it can't compare to the Nikon VR lens (much more $$).

I have used it several times to shoot low light stage productions/dances. Taking hundreds of photos in a night, I haven't had any problems. It does really benefit from a monopod/tripod in these situations. Really, some sort of stabilization is required, so the included tripod mount is a must. Also, the lens is pretty heavy.

I came in to owning a Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF (basically the version before Nikon came out with the VR version) a week after I bought my Sigma. I like some characteristics of the Sigma a little better. The macro feature on the Sigma was superior, and the color was a slightly more true when photos were compared side by side (taken with same camera body).

I wish it had a hard case, the soft case doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Nikon's hard case for their lens is really awesome.

The auto focus worked well, fast, and generally accurate. I occasionally have difficulty tracking an object in low light. But not so much that it gets in the way of shooting. I didn't try the Nikon in this setting so I don't know if it would do the same thing. And I never owned a lens at this focal length before these lenses for comparison.

I am very satisfied, but the whole experience lacks that little bit of polish to make it perfect. Given the present alternatives, I would buy this lens again.
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