Sigma - 70-200 2.8 APO EX HSM Review

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TonyStIves's review of Sigma - 70-200 2.8 APO EX HSM

★★★★★

“The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM Professional...”

Written on: 09/01/2004 by TonyStIves (4 reviews written)

Good Points
One of the sharpest lenses in it's catagory. Fast constant f 2.8. Fast silent HSM (Hyper Sonic Motors) make for bear instant focusing. Focus can also be done manually with no switching. Works on Film SLR's as well as Digital SLR's.

Bad Points
I can't think of any bad points. This lens is heavy and it's large too but, any lens this fast and in an equivlent focal length is bound to be as heavy.

General Comments
The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM Professional Zoom lens is one of the best available and well known for it's image quality. The (APO) apochromatic optical elements and Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, delivers high image contrast, resolution and color saturation. FAST f2.8 continuous aperture offers superb low light imaging and focusing. Hyper Sonic Motors (H.S.M.) provide silent, fast focus and allow for manual focus when needed. An internal focusing (IF) system means that the front barrel does not rotate during focusing. For stability and the use of specialty filters and mounting the "Perfect Hood".

This lens with a street price of $700 is about half the price of Nikon's [email protected] with many compatible features and quailty.

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Deviant's Response to TonyStIves's Review

Written on: 11/03/2004

Have this lens myself and agree with the review

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Italiansnake's Response to TonyStIves's Review

Written on: 12/02/2014

Hi, have you tried to register your lens on Sigma's website in order to see if it is covered by international warranty?
I would like to know that, thank you.

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Dlong's Response to TonyStIves's Review

Written on: 14/02/2005

I have used this lense with 20D and it worked great. Fast and the F2.8 is great in low light conditions.

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Andy Hunter's Response to TonyStIves's Review

Written on: 03/04/2004

lense very fast and sharp works welL with my nikon D100 & THE F80 suberb picture quality. 10/10

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