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Sigma70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon
 
4.6

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (92)
  • Strong construction (75)
  • Nice bokeh (69)
  • Consistent output (66)
  • Durable (57)

Cons

  • Heavy (68)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (92)
  • Low light (67)
  • Weddings (61)
  • Wildlife photos (56)
  • Landscape/scenery (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (48), Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great choice, great results!

I have been saving for a 70-200 lens for the past 18 months reading reviews on Nikon, Sigma and Tamron. Based on what I read and results, comments of others that own...Read complete review

I have been saving for a 70-200 lens for the past 18 months reading reviews on Nikon, Sigma and Tamron. Based on what I read and results, comments of others that own the lenses and an evaluation of the cost/benefit by price I chose the Sigma for my Nikon D610. After two weeks of use I couldn't be happier with my choice. The Nikon would have been great but I didn't want to spend the extra $1,000 after looking at some others results. I have shot over 1,000 images of baseball, many with the addition of the 1.4x teleconverter I purchased as well, and the images are sharp with great contrast. The focusing was very fast with no issues on back focusing that I had read about. Yes, this lens is heavy and took some getting use too, and more push ups every day, but that is what I expected when I decided to purchase a fast telephoto zoom. I am going to start shooting more portratits in the coming months. My conclusion after the first two weeks is - buy it! It is a great value with very comprobale results to the Nikon and it leaves you money left over for other equipment you may need.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worth a Try

Purchased for the speed, and medium telephoto range, and price after reviewing reports on Tamron, Sigma, and a couple of Nikon entries. I already have a Sigma 50-500 lens that I...Read complete review

Purchased for the speed, and medium telephoto range, and price after reviewing reports on Tamron, Sigma, and a couple of Nikon entries. I already have a Sigma 50-500 lens that I am quite happy with, but the particular lens I received had signicant back focus, particularly over its mid-range and tended to be less sharp than I wanted. Rather than swap for another Sigma lens, I swollowed hard and chose a Nikon 70-200 VR II.

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4.0

Great Lens but.......

By WayJeff

from WayJeff.com

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

Great lens, but too heavy for me. If you don't mind the weight, it's a great hunk of glass. Far better value than the comparable Nikon lens.

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5.0

A must buy for sports photography

By Kimberly the Photog

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

Great product - fast and durable. A must buy if you shoot sports!

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5.0

VERY happy with this lens

By David

from Buffalo, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

I had been putting off going from the "kit" lens I got with my D800 to an f/2.8 for obvious reasons. They are not inexpensive, and heck.... I have a long lens already (@ f/5.6). I decided to make the investment and wish I would have the FIRST TIME I LOOKED INTO THESE LENSES. The creativity, clarity and field of this lens would have made the thousands of photos I took with the old lens so much better (the photos I took while hemming and hawing about the $). I did compare this Sigma to the Nikon and Tamron on an earlier search and found the Sigma to be excellent at almost 1/2 the price of the Nikon.
DO IT! DO IT NOW, YOU WON'T REGRET THE RESULTS!!!

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5.0

Great addition

By mike

from ga

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

I added this to my collection for shooting swim and soccer events. I use with my new D500 and my old D300 with excellent results.

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5.0

Amazing!!

By DSproductions Dreams

from Florida

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

Sharp, fast great value for these lens, I will definitely recommend.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By tom4jc

from Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

Great value in a quality lens. Used for sports photography, mainly NASCAR. Quick focus, just a good lens. Of course it is a little heavy, but all lenses of this size and quality are a little heavy.

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  • No

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I expected and wanted...

By gdinphoto

from Macomb, MI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

I used the lens for a graduation ceremony to get closer to the stage than my 24-70mm could. The photos so far have been sharp and clear. Like any lens that size is it heavier when not using a tripod but that is expected.

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  • No

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By Mmk0408

from Texas

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

I love everything about this lens! I was skeptical at first but I am so happy I went with it! The Bokeh is amazing! It is tack sharp and has no focus issues. Thank you B&H for such a great shopping experience!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So Close to Perfection

By TamaraK

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Slow Focus
  • Weak Stabilization

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

Its a pretty good lens, does its job, I use it for portraits and landscape photography

The reason I took off a star because the stabilization is as good say a canon lens, the stabilization looks a little warpy. Same goes with the autofocus.

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4.0

So Close to Perfection

By TamaraK

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

    Its a pretty good lens, does its job. I use it for portraits and landscape photography

    The reason why I took a star off is because first of all the stabilization is weak, (looks a little warpy). If you compare it to a canon lens there is a big difference. Same goes with the auto focus.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great fast lens

    By Ray

    from Dallas, TX

    Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

    I bought this lens for low light conditions to be used for football game half time drill team pictures. I shoot high speed continuous and needed to freeze action shots of various kicks and jumps. This lens was just the ticket to capture incredible pictures. The parents were amazed at my shots compared to theirs for clarity. Great glass for the money.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wedding Photographs

    By Cindy Roth Photography

    from Boiling Springs, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

    This will be used for professional photos for weddings, engagements and senior portraits. I think it's great for a zoom lens at low light conditions. The blog provided at B & H is very helpful. Better than talking over the phone because then you have the information in writing. Also, it gives the person in communication with you to research your questions. I don't care for how much it weighs or the length of the lens. It is not easy to carry.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quick as a gun slinger and rack sharp.

    By Shooter

    from Starkville Ms

    Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

    This sigma 70-200 f2.8 has lighting fast focus. I use it on my D700. I keep my thumb on the back focus button and with the OS turned on the lens is the ticket for razor sharp pictures. I have the older version of it without OS and there is a world of difference. I would recommend it to anyone on the planet. Been shooting sports and wildlife for years and this lens is a life savor. I hardly leave home without it. Buy it you will love it.

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    5.0

    nikon lover

    By nikon lover

    from Milwaukee

    Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

    Sweet lens. Tack sharp and fast focus. Well worth the price and an even sweeter deal with the $ Sigma rebate. Well worth it.

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    5.0

    Not disappointed

    By 93airstream

    from Northeast PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

      Bought this lens instead of paying the big bucks for the Nikon. Totally satisfied with focus speed and quality. Lens hood does cover the zoom ring when installed backwards, but not a problem for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love this lense

      By Garbageman

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

      Bought this lense for my kids indoor sports. Its fast and the pictures are crystal clear! I love it. Makes me feel like a professional photographer.

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      5.0

      Awesome Lens

      By Mario

      from Laredo TX.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

        Had been hesitant in buying this lens for the longest time, and now that I have it, I regret it not getting it way before. Its an excellent lens. I've had it for a couple of weeks now and it has given great pictures that clients love.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An excellent lens

        By Jeff

        from Portland, Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

        Fast focus, great resolution, Great bokeh, low distortion. I use this lens on my Nikon D7200, which also produces exceptional images.

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        • No

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        (29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just What The Doctor Ordered...

        By Speedo Senior

        from Bristow, VA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

        Being a grandpa, I get to shoot a lot of pictures of the grandchildren playing sports on Saturdays. Now that I own a Nikon D800 camera, I needed a lens that could deliver great action photos. When I owned a D300, I used a Nikon 70-200mm lens so I knew that I wanted a similar lens but without the big price tag. I did my homework and found the Sigma 70-200mm lens for FX cameras to be a top candidate as a viable solution at a reasonable price. However, I was still hesitant about buying a third party lens. After reading review after review by B&H Photo customers, I felt that I should trust their knowledge of ownership. Glad I did! My photos are crisp and clear with a pleasing bokeh. Best of all is the fact that the Optical Stabilizer works great for my aging hands. Almost every photo is a keeper. I have been interested in photography since 1965 and owned almost every Nikon and Zeiss lens that fit Nikon cameras through the years. The Sigma 70-200mm zoom lens won't disappoint you.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Lens for the Price

        By matt1mike1

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon:

        No complaints. I read a review that the focusing motor is loud. I don't believe that is the case. I use it for my son's high school basketball games and I'm very happy with it.

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        • No

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