Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 70-200mm

Get this Sigma 70-200mm ,normally $1399.00, on sale at $1199.00 for a total savings of $200.00 and Shipping is free!.

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 Stablization function, OS, Sigma's own anti-shake system.

Two FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass have also been added along with three SLD glass elements, all which provide excellent correction of color aberration. In spite of the additions of all of these features, Sigma has managed to make the lens more compact than its predecessor, measuring only 7.8" in length.

For any serious photographer where the 70-200mm focal range is often the most important second lens to own after the initialstandards lens or mid range zooms. The fast aperture is extremely useful and important in low light environments or when shooting fast moving situations where a higher shutter speed demands maximum lights thru the lens.

HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It has a minimum focusing distance of 55.1 inches throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:8 The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images.

This lens is equipped with a petal-type hood. Its exceptional versatility as an all-around lens is perfect for journalists and wedding photographers. This latest version of the Sigma 70-200mm is well regarded for its outstanding image quality, light weight and ease of operation.

Please Note:
The Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6

Nikon mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.

The Sigma 70-200mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Sigma 70-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Sigma 70-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 70-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (19),Fast / accurate auto-focus (17),Nice bokeh (16),Durable (15),Consistent output (13),Easily interchangeable (12),Rugged (10)
Cons:
Heavy (15)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (21),Wildlife photos (18),Low light (16),Weddings (14),Landscape/scenery (13),Night photography (8),Macro photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (17),Semi-pro photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Sigma 70-200mm Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 100 to 300mm with most cameras
  • Offers Sigma's OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situation
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus
  • FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass for compensate for color aberration

Sigma 70-200mm Specifications

Construction
22 Elements in 17 Groups
Angle of view
34.3°-12.3°
F stop range
Minimum Aperture :F22
Closest Focusing Distance
140 cm / 55.1 in
Filter Size
77mm
Maximum Magnification
1:8
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
7.8 x 3.4" / 197.6 x 86.4mm
Weight
not available

Sigma 70-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Alternative Brand Lens

My primary camera is the Nikon D7000. I needed to replace my Tamron SP 70-210 LD f 2.8 because it was getting long in the tooth - I had purchased it when it was already used several years ago and I have relied on it heavily since then. I can be a little shaky, so I wanted Image Stabilization. This made my choices the two VR versions of the Nikon offering and this lens from Sigma. In spite of their sketchy reputation with some camera shops, I've always had good-to-excellent experiences with m...

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My primary camera is the Nikon D7000. I needed to replace my Tamron SP 70-210 LD f 2.8 because it was getting long in the tooth - I had purchased it when it was already used several years ago and I have relied on it heavily since then. I can be a little shaky, so I wanted Image Stabilization. This made my choices the two VR versions of the Nikon offering and this lens from Sigma. In spite of their sketchy reputation with some camera shops, I've always had good-to-excellent experiences with my other Sigma lenses (105mm f2.8 Macro, 24-70 f2.8,) so the brand was not a hindrance to me. In the reviews written by a few of the major photo gurus online, the biggest concern seemed to revolve around the magnification when compared to the Nikon, the potential to remove the tripod collar by accident while zooming, and lack of a rubber weather seal at the lens mount. I don't tend to use this focal length at its closest focus range so the magnification did not bother me. I don't see myself accidentally removing the collar in spite of the big clown-like knob on the side, so that's not a problem for me either. The lack of a weather seal IS mildly problematic for me - I don't generally pull out my equipment during a heavy rain, but it would be a nice 'just-in-case' feature; and I do wish that Sigma had added that to their lens. The things I additionally find to be either problematic, or at least 'quirky,' include the placement of the zoom ring outboard of the focus ring and Sigma's inclusion of the APS lens hood extension. The placement of the zoom ring takes conscious effort on my part to work - I'm sure it will come with time, but for now I keep zooming when I intend to override the focus, and I disturb the focus when I intend to zoom. The APS lens hood extension will probably enjoy a long life inside the box that the lens came in - I just find it somewhat annoying, as I am usually in too much of a hurry to spare the extra 5 seconds to affix this accessory (and I don't really have enough room in my camera bag to store it anywhere it can be easily accessed.) I'm sure it will be very useful for some people, but for me it's just extra stuff to leave in the box. On the plus side, the construction appears rugged (although I'm a little concerned about any jarring blows to the lens considering the delicate OS mechanism inside) and the lens sharpness is very good. Although the online review sites state that technically the Nikon is probably a 'sharper' choice, I try to remain conscious of the fact that some of history's most amazing photos were taken on some very crude equipment - how do you think Ansel Adams' equipment would have fared in a modern lens sharpness test? Did he have the latest in multi-coating? How about image stabilization? I don't think so. It's more about being there, wherever 'there' happens to be, and mastering your craft. At least that's my humble opinion. I spent considerably less on my Sigma than I would have for the VRII (I just didn't want to buy another used lens so that counted out the VRI) and I am well satisfied. I'd definitely recommend that you take a hard look at whether you NEED the Nikon version, or if you just WANT it. I honestly don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to keep all of your equipment Nikon but if money is any sort of consideration for you, weigh your options and give this Sigma a long look.

Reviewed by 27 customers

 
4.0

Nice lens for the price

By

from Newark, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

It is a relatively new purchase for me but I am impressed with the overall quality and performance of this lens. I have not used the equivalent Nikon lens so can't compare the two. However, I was very clear about how much I was going to spend. If this is your budget, go for it.

 
3.0

Good for starters....

By

from Midwest  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If you are new or semi-new photographer looking for a f2 zoom lens but cant afford the Canon or Nikon brand this is a good option! Its well priced,sold feel, good photos. Tho I will say that ive had trouble at times with its focus,esp at night shooting concerts. If your shooting on a crop senser camera then i would suggest this for sure.

 
4.0

I have had good results using this lens.

By

from Lincoln, NE  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this mainly for shooting my son playing tennis and portraits. I have had good results for each use. The $750 savings over the Sony version is the main reason I bought this lens. I do not have comparison shots for these lenses so I cannot comment on that. However, I am not disappointed and would buy this lens again. I would not recommend this lens for travel or a walk-around lens, as it is too big and too heavy.

 
4.0

GREAT LENS FOR THE MONEY

By

from COLORADO  -  Photo Enthusiast

NOT QUITE A NIKON, BUT FOR $1000 LESS IT WILL SURE WORK FOR ME.

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Utah  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use it just about everyday, very pleased with the lens.

 
5.0

This is a fantastic lens

By

from Wilton, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for outdoor wildlife photography

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for indoor and night sports.

By

from Redding, CA  -  Casual Photographer

My husband and I take photos of our grandchildren's' sports events. Just used this lens for the first time this past weekend. Love it's performance. For the first time we were able to shoot indoor basketball games without blur and the yellowish tint from court photos, At the night football game, much clearer photos with less blur were obtained. We are novices so I know that just working with this lens a bit we will be able to get those great shots we need. Adorama directed us on the right path with this lens. They were most helpful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have

By

from Birmingham, Alabama  -  Pro Photographer

This is a great lens, everyone should have this is their collection. The focus is fast and accurate in low light conditions. I use the lens for High School sports and have been very pleased with the quality of the images from my Nikon cameras. Great price value vs comparable lenses

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with it.

By

from RI  -  Photography Student

Love the images made with this lens.

 
5.0

The Best

By

from Illinois  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lense for the money is superb.Its right up there with the big boys ,but at a better price .

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
LETICIA J  Bought this lens to be used for portraits mainly. I tried nikon, tamron and this lens and went with sigma for three reasons: Price, about $1k less than the nikon brand. Speed, compared to the tamron this lense is faster. And I liked the bokeh when used at f2.8. Have been using it for a week and I love it love it love it!
Adam G  Is this an APO apochromatic lens?
ERIK B  No.
Shopper  I understand this lens is designed to be used with FX DSLR camera's. I have a Nikon 0610 and I love it! Are there any issues with mounting this lens on my D610? Also, which lens would you recommend for shooting scenics? Thanks!
JAMES B  It will work great on the D610. I use it on a D600 and D800 and have never had any issues. As for lens to shoot scenics I would suggest watching some of the videos from the Adorama, they are on their website and youtube.
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