Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 4 Stops of Optical Stabilization
  • Optimized for Sony Full-Frame DSLRs
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Fast & Quiet Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • 77mm Filter Size
  • Excellent for Action/Low-Light Shooting
  • 55.1" (140cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • Lens Hood & Adapter Included
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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony is the second generation of large-aperture telephoto zoom lenses incorporating Sigma's OS (Optical Stabilizer) anti-shake system. It offers the equivalent of shooting at shutter speeds 3 to 4 stops slower than without OS, thus allowing handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. Its HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing.

It features a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 that remains constant throughout the zoom range, making it incredibly valuable when shooting in low light situations such as wedding or other events. It is also great when shooting fast-moving subjects such as sports, when fast shutter speeds are needed to capture fleeting moments. The 70-200mm f/2.8 is fast and versatile and at a length of 7.8 (19.8cm) will be a tool that seldom sees the inside of your camera bag. The lens comes with a petal-type lens hood plus an adapter to extend its length for users with APS-c cameras.

Note: This lens is optimized for full-frame Sony DSLRs and may also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors but it will increase focal length to about 100-300mm with most cameras.

Note: When using the OS function of the lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit, please turn the camera's stabilizer unit off.

Note: Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras.

Sigma's New APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the second generation of this large aperture telephoto zoom lens now incorporating Sigma's Optical Stabilization (OS) anti-shake system. It uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake.
Two FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to expensive fluorite glass, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, combine to provide excellent reduction of aberrations and image quality.
The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images (bokeh).
Sigma has managed to make the lens more compact than its predecessor, measuring only 7.8" (8.64cm) in length.
The Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
The lens DG designation translates to large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras while retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
In the Box
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    • 1Description

    Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Specs

    Focal Length 70 to 200mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View 34.3° to 12.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.59' / 1.40 m
    Magnification 0.125x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
    Optical Design 22 Elements in 17 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.4 x 7.8" / 8.64 x 19.81 cm
    Weight 3.15 lb / 1.43 kg
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    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 6.1 x 6.0"

    Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Reviews

    70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, steady and sharp This lens makes the Tamron 70-200 feel like a toy. Don't get me wrong though, the Tamron puts out some great images, but the Sigma construction is superior. I tested the OS on my Sony A77 and it definitely outperforms the in-camera stabilization. You can see the stabilization occurring in the viewfinder. Something I never noticed with in-camera stabilization. As other reviews may have mentioned it's very sharp, but it's a bit soft at 200/2.8. Stopping down to F4 brings it back in line. Autofocus is very fast and silent. A huge improvement over the Tamron. Macro ability is not a strong suit, but good enough. It's a telephoto zoom lens amirite?
    Date published: 2012-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lens! Better than the sony I got his lens because the Sony G 70 to 200 lens does not have Image stabilizer in it. Also I use it for video too and it tracks focus very well. The Sony zoom lost focus as soon as you change the zoom setting.Tracking autofocus was just as good as the Sony . The manual focus is very nice and does not shift the image when you reverse direction. build is fine and when I tested it against my Nikon 70to200 VR (Version 1) the Sigma was sharper and had more contrast. I use this lens on a NEX6 and FS 700 with the LA2 adapter. Lens hood a little plastic with no lock latch like the nikons.
    Date published: 2013-01-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great for evening baseball I bought this lens to shoot baseball under the lights. I use it on a Sony A77 and have been able to freeze action using higher ISOs like 1600 and 3200 with very good results. The focus is faster than my Sigma 120-400 that I use for the same purpose but during day shooting. I use the 70-200 mainly from the dugout, behind the backstop and along the baselines. It doesn't have enough reach for the outfielders, so I try to get those shots during day games with my longer lens. All around it is a very serviceable lens for my purpose. I prefer it to the 120-400 for its lighter weight and faster focusing. I can hand hold it just fine, but usually I use a monopod to shoot games.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and quiet I found this lens a great companion to my Sony A99; lens gets in focus very quickly, smoothly and quietly. Did not need to do Focus calibration since it is sharp at first use right out of the box. The great thing is the performance of its OS. I disable the Sony Steady Shot feature and use the OS on this lens instead and found the lens internal stabilization far superior than the in-camera function - for these focal ranges. Lens is a bit heavy but I expect it is about the same as that of Canon, mark II.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works for me very happy with the speed and clarity of this lens. I looked at the equivalent versions from Sony and Tamron and this offered a good balance of price / performance. The zoom control is in a much more natural position and speed of focus is much better than Tamron. While you will never do better with compatibility by sticking with the same brand name, I could not justify the extra price. I am happy with this lens and would recommend it to others
    Date published: 2012-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great zoom lens Using this lens in alpha mount with a77. Great image quality at all fstops and focal lengths I tried although it might be worth mentioning I gave up on pixel peeping a while ago. That being said, I am very pleased with its iq, af and is in all situations I tried. As expected, this lens shines in normal lighting conditions but is fast enough in most difficult situations as well. I also find the in-lens image stabilization better than what the camera provides. I wish it had weather sealing, hopefully the next iteration will bring that. A focus switch would be nice too.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm surprised there are no other reviews Yes, this lens is heavy and big, but it is well worth it. The pictures are all sharp and f/2.8 is great for bokeh and low light photography. the os is great, it amazes me the the shakiness stops when the shutter button is halfed press. It's front heavy on the a55, but thats already a small camera the lens is huge on it but I like the feeling. aspc senors dont really need the extender, its just more of a hassle to bring around I leave in the carrying case it came with.
    Date published: 2012-03-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed Have always used a Sony lens prior to buying this one. I have a Sony 70-400mm and the speed of the focusing of this Sigma lens is as impressive. Great luck with it so far, have no complaints.
    Date published: 2014-11-19
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