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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D image
 
(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Sigma
Located in: Sigma, 35mm SLR Lenses
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.8 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Clear glass(3), Easily mounted(4), Simple controls(4), Strong construction(4)
Best Uses:
Fun(3), Travel(3)
 
excellent lens
By brianmcasey [@]Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on 10/23/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast autofocus, Great bokeh, Heavy duty, Low Price, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Soft at wider aperatures
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D:

this is an excellent lens for the cost. I've owned a few other brands at this focal length and this is the best so far.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon users-avoid the lens!
By econetti from richmond, va on 2/25/2007
Pros:
Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Lightweight
Cons:
Difficult to Use
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D:

My 80-200 2.8 Nikon lens lacked a tripod collar and needed cleaning so i bought this lens as an upgrade. This lens is very quiet--almost too quiet. I would be shooting away at an event (like a marathon or cycling race) and suddenly realize that it was no longer focusing when I turned to change the focusing distance. It would stop follow focusing during rapid use on both my D200 and D100. The remedy was to turn off and turn on the camera. I did a hard reset on both cameras thinking it needed to sync up. Did firmware updates, too. Finally, I sent it back to Sigma TWICE for chip upgrades and they swore it was not their issue and it must me Nikon's. In the end, it never worked properly. After further research on Nikonians.com, apparently others have had the same problem. Maybe Canon owners don't have this problem, but it will be a long time before i own another Sigma lens. I don't feel their customer service did me right. Thankfully, I got back what I bought it for so the only thing I was out was time and frustration.

It did however, focus faster and quieter than my old Nikon 70-200 and was lighter. But in the end, it was still below the overall quality of the older, clunkier Nikon. Also, the images were not as sharp as a Nikon lens either because of the glass or difficulty follow focusing. All my Nikon and Tamron lenses work just fine. I sold this lens and went back for another, newer 80-200 Nikon.

 
A desirable product
By The OutlawVerified Purchaser from West Richland, WA on 2/6/2007
Pros:
Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D:

The lens is a handful. The photos shot with this lens are sharp. The lens is bright and easy to manually focus.

 
Very nice piece of glass
By rdearVerified Purchaser from Pensacola FL on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D:

This lens has been a pleasure to use ...

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic Lens!
By ArtVerified Reviewer from Tampa, Florida on 9/26/2006
Pros:
Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel

Comments about Sigma Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF-D:

I've only had this lens for a couple of months. I recently used it to photograph hummingbirds in the morning light. Using a tripod and shooting at F/2.8, this lens was ideal for getting perfect "fast" shots of hummingbirds as they feed from a feeder.

Overall, and excellent zoom lens to have on hand for low light situations.

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