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

by Sigma

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  • 70-200mm focal length
  • 105-300mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 140-400mm equivalent focal length on Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds cameras, 112-320mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 77mm filters
  • 1.00m/39.37" minimum focus
  • Available in Canon EF, Four Thirds, Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, Nikon F (FX) mounts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sigma
  • Model: B001046ES2
  • Lens Type: Zoom lens
  • Minimum focal length: 70 mm
  • Maximum focal length: 200 mm
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.4 x 3.4 inches ; 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001046ES2
  • Item model number: B001046ES2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

This large aperture 70-200mm macro zoom lens offers an improved optical performance over earlier versions while retaining the same close-up ability (39.4 inches) and magnification range (1:3.5) as before. The lens--which is suitable for a range of applications, including portraits, landscape photos, and close-ups--offers two special-low-dispersion (SLD) and three extraordinary-low-dispersion (ELD) glass elements. The elements combine to provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations, ensuring high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The lens also incorporates a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), which supports a quiet, high-speed autofocus system as well as full-time manual focusing. Other features include a super multilayer coating that reduces flare and ghosting, inner focusing and inner zooming systems that preserve the overall length of the lens while shooting to ensure convenient handling, and a removable tripod collar. All Sigma lenses carry a four-year warranty.

Specifications

  • Focal length: 70 to 200mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Lens construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
  • Angle of view: 34.3 to 12.3 degrees
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Minimum focusing distance: 39.4 inches
  • Maximum magnification: 1:3.5
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Hood: Petal type
  • Corresponding AF mounts: Canon
  • Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter and 7.3 inches long
  • Weight: 48.3 ounces
  • Warranty: 4 year

Customer Reviews

The build quality is top notch and luxurious.
Jon Jon
I am a hobbyist and considered the canon but I am glad I saved the money.
toddrus
Focus speed on the 40d is fast, accurate and quiet.
J. Royster

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Chris Ellis on August 17, 2008
I have both the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 and this lens. The version I received is as clear and sharp as the Canon 70-200mm version and ALOT less expensive! The bokeh is as good. When photographing a local high school senior session recently, I shot the Sigma and my associate shot with the Canon lens. We dumped all our images together and aside from style, you could not tell which images had been taken with which lens. The bodies were both 40Ds. I have to look at the metadata to tell which ones are which.

If you are making the decision about which lens to buy, try this lens out. With Amazon's great customer service, if the lens doesn't work out send it back. But I am pretty sure you will keep it. I would encourage you to try this lens out before dropping almost $1000 more for the Canon counterpart.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jon Jon on May 29, 2008
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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG HSM II Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Excellent lens! It produces colors that are very rich and natural. This lens is sharp! I have not seen any lens aberration flaws whatsoever, even at 200% crops! The lens collar is a quick release type that is very easy to remove. The lens feels good while being held. This lens (like all others in its class) is heavy; but a lot of fun to shoot with. The bokeh is excellent. I like the non-conspicuous black frame which mates nicely with my 40d. The build quality is top notch and luxurious. It can easily become a favorite lens to shoot with. Highly recommended.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jerod on December 4, 2010
What to expect:
Great image quality, fast autofocus, good performance indoors and outdoors, rugged build quality, smooth zoom and focus rings, all at a reasonable price for a lens in this class.

What not to expect:
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS MkII quality images.

You can't buy a lens like this and expect the same kind of pictures you would get from an L series lens, it's just not going to happen. However, you can expect excellent performance and pictures worth hanging in your home, or even pictures to be published in newspapers if you're like me.

I used this lens as a freelancing professional for two years, and it was fantastic. I could keep it mounted on one of my Canon bodies, sling it over my shoulder and not worry if it bumped up against something. Actually, the build quality is so good, you might worry about whatever this lens bumps up against. Be careful around cars.

The hypersonic autofocus motor makes life a whole lot easier when you're doing candid photography or sports. It finds what you're trying to take a picture of and focuses in lightning quick, all while being silent. With an aperture at 2.8, you can take pictures in almost any lighting situation. No image stabilizer, but that's nothing a monopod can't fix. The tripod mount comes right off because it's hinged, and I wish my Canon lens did that. Keeps you from having to dismount the lens and risk getting dust on the rear lens element or on your imaging censor.

It's a little heavy, but you have to expect that with good lenses. Quality optical glass has some weight to it. You're not likely to wear yourself out handling it, even if you're out shooting for a few hours.

Should you spend four times as much as this on a first-party lens with image stabilization?
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Photoleif on June 6, 2008
great-quality optics, no visible CA. has lovely bokeh, though since it's a 2.8 (rather than, say a 1.4 or 1.8) you can't produce completely blurred backgrounds unless the background is some distance back from your subject -- say, 30' or so. makes an excellent portrait lens. AF is fast, accurate and reliable. the HSM is perfect -- quiet, with the forgiving override if you wish. there's no slippage of anything -- the lens feels rock-solid, and... about as heavy as a rock, too. your hand will get a workout if you shoot with this for a while. i'd rather have it heavy -- lots of glass, no cheap construction here.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Brothers on February 21, 2010
This is a great lens, but I would recommend waiting before purchasing it. I bought it two weeks ago, and Sigma just announced the new version with stabilization that allows for shooting 4 stops lower than possible without the stabilization. I'm not sure if the price will be the same, but if it is, it will be a steal at this price! now if I can only find someone who will buy the one I just purchased so I can upgrade to the stabilized version...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ajay on September 20, 2009
Nice alternative to a Canon lens. I have not had any problems with this lens since I bought it a year ago. Fast and quiet focusing. f/2.8 comes in handy at 200 MM. I use this lens for shooting college hockey. I also use it for slow shutter speed photography. Good for portraits and landscapes and candids. No cons to this lens! You can save $500 buying this lens instead of the Canon equivalent.
I like the internal focusing feature. Comes with tripod mount ring and a lens hood.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joshua D. Goodstein on April 5, 2011
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Seriously how much is the word Canon or Nikon actually worth. I've shot space shuttle launches, models, weddings, and sharks with this lens. It has seen it all and still comes back for more. I also bought lunch for my team with the MASSIVE amount of money I saved vs. buying from Canon. Don't let anyone fool you Sigma is top of the line and deserves a fair shake. Don't listed to the fan boys, the little red ring just means your a sucker to spend more.
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