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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 - Canon EF

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Sigma (589954) 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Lens for Canon EOS

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Overview
Sigma (589954) 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Lens for Canon EOS. As part of Sigma’s flagship EX range, this 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens offers a fast optic of superb quality that is surprisingly compact and lightweight. It also features Sigma’s original Optical Stabilisation (OS) that can lengthen exposure by up to 4 Stops.
The constant minimum aperture of f/2.8 assures bright exposure even at 200mm and consistent exposure while zooming. Optically it has two FLD and three SLD glass lens elements. FLD glass gives the performance of fluorite glass and assures correction of residual (secondary spectrum) chromatic aberration, whereas SLD glass is especially effective at reducing normal chromatic aberrations. The net result is remarkably sharp edge detail, contrast and colour fidelity. As well as this, Super Multi Layer Coating cuts out internal reflections to drastically reduce flare and ghosting effects.
Focusing is fast and quiet as a Sigma Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is included. This...
Summary
Lens Format: Full Frame
Focal Length: 70-200mm
Image Stabilisation: Yes
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Lens Type: Super Telephoto, Telephoto Zoom
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Type: Photo
Included in box
  • 70-200mm Lens
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood LH850-02
  • Hood Adapter
  • Tripod Socket TS-21

About the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 - Canon EF

As part of Sigma’s flagship EX range, this 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens offers a fast optic of superb quality that is surprisingly compact and lightweight. It also features Sigma’s original Optical Stabilisation (OS) that can lengthen exposure by up to 4 Stops.

The constant minimum aperture of f/2.8 assures bright exposure even at 200mm and consistent exposure while zooming. Optically it has two FLD and three SLD glass lens elements. FLD glass gives the performance of fluorite glass and assures correction of residual (secondary spectrum) chromatic aberration, whereas SLD glass is especially effective at reducing normal chromatic aberrations. The net result is remarkably sharp edge detail, contrast and colour fidelity. As well as this, Super Multi Layer Coating cuts out internal reflections to drastically reduce flare and ghosting effects.

Focusing is fast and quiet as a Sigma Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) is included. This is a design that does not require gearing and also permits Full Time Manual Focus (focus override as soon as you turn the focus ring by hand).

The 70-200mm EX lens uses a rounded diaphragm which gives a natural blur effect to defocused areas of an image. This effect is often referred to as a pleasing “bokeh”.

This lens is compatible with Sigma APO Teleconverters to multiply focal length by a factor of 1.4x or 2x.

Lens Construction 22 Elements in 17 Groups
Angle of View (for SD1) 34.3 - 12.3 degrees
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance 140cm / 55.1in.
Maximum Magnification 1:8
Filter Size Diameter 77mm
Dimensions Diameter 86.4mm x Length 197.6mm /3.4in. x 7.8in.
Weight 1430g

Large aperture telephoto zoom lens incorporating Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function

This large aperture telephoto zoom lens, incorporating Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function, covers focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm and offers a constant aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range. The OS function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. It makes shooting easy for many types of photography such as portraits and sports. Two FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite glass, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of colour aberration. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. The lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It is also possible to attach Sigma's optional APO Tele Converters.

Ideal for handheld photography

The lens is equipped with Sigma's own unique OS (Optical Stabilizer) function. This system offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, making telephoto shooting easy. Mode 1 is ideal for general photography and Mode 2 is designed for panning subjects such as racing cars

Compact construction

This lens has a compact construction with a diameter of 86.4mm(3.4in.), overall length of 197.6mm(7.8in.) and weight of 1,430g(50.4oz.). This compact and lightweight construction makes it ideal for many types of photography such as portraits, landscapes and sports.

Excellent Optical Performance

This lens features two FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements providing excellent correction of color aberration. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and ensures high contrast images. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

* FLD glass is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This optical glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. It also benefits from high anomalous dispersion.
These characteristics give excellent correction for residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum) which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass and ensures high definition and high contrast images.

High speed and quiet AF

The lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring high speed and quiet AF as well as full time manual focus capability. 

Inner focusing and inner zooming system

The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. The inner focusing system also eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using circular polarizing filters and the supplied petal-type lens hood. A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component.

Rounded diaphragm

This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive bokeh to the out of focus area.

APO Tele-Converter (Optional)

The addition of the optical 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters* produce a 98-280mm F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 AF telephoto zoom lens respectively.

Hood Adapter HA850-01 (Supplied)

Hood adapter extends the length of the lens hood and provides more effective shading when used with digital cameras with an APS-C size images sensor.

* When using the APS-C Hood Adapter HA850-01 with digital cameras with larger than APS-C size image sensor, vignetting will occur. Please remove the hood adapter if you are using these cameras.

SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM receives EISA EUROPEAN LENS OF THE YEAR Award.

“In the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM, Sigma has produced a telephoto zoom lens that offers professional features and exceptionally good image quality at a very reasonable price. Even at the maximum aperture of F2.8 the lens delivers excellent sharpness and, combined with an effective image stabilizer (OS) and fast, silent autofocus (HSM), it is well suited to demanding photographic subjects such as nature, sports and documentary. Available with fittings for most camera brands, and covering APS-C and full-frame sensors, this lens is a perfect choice for both demanding amateurs and professional photographers”.

* EISA is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines from 19 European countries. All EISA member magazines meet to decide which of products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics Electronics and Mobile Devices.

SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM receives TIPA Best Expert Lens Award.

“This bright, high quality telephoto zoom lens contains 22 elements (including 3 SLD and 2 FLD glass elements) in 17 groups. The lens is designed to cover 24x36mm "full-frame" sensors and has an optical image stabilisation system (OS) that compensates approximately four stops. Its HSM function assures smooth and silent auto focusing. Chromatic aberration is reduced to a minimum and sharpness is at a very high level over the entire focal length range”.

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