Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is also available in Four Thirds , Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II has a maximum diameter of 87mm and total length of 184mm. It weighs 1390g / 49.0 oz.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II has a filter thread of 77mm.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 112 - 320mm.
With a total length of 184mm and a weight of 1390g, the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM , Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS USM, Canon 70-200mm f4L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200 F4L IS II USM and Canon EF 70-200 F2.8L IS III USM. in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.28x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.28x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II's optical formula consists of 18 elements in 15 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ELD elements
- 2 SLD elements
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG HSM II is available in Black color.
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