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10-22-2012, 07:05 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

The OS version of this lens seems to be missing here entirely, so I figured I'd start a thread with some samples. These are all rather abstract and most have had major Lightroom editing, but they still show some of the qualities of this lens.

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10-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
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I have heard that this is the sharpest Sigma 70-200 yet, and it beats out the Tamron 70-200 (which would put it on par with the Canon 70-200 Mk2). The shots you present seem to agree with that!
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Those are simply awesome. Thanks for posting. How do they look pixel peeping?
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Nice shots. I love the use of lines and your color processing.

Sigma has been turning out some really nice lenses over the last 3 or 4 years. I wish they would redesign their 24-70.
How quick is the AF on the 70-200 HSM OS?

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Thank you for your kind words. As regards the optical performance, the only real flaw I see is that it gets a little soft off-center at 200 mm and f/2.8. Anything else is as sharp as you'd want it to be. SLR Gear has a review that describes it nicely. I suppose that, apart from 200 mm, the advantages of a current Nikon or Canon 70-200 are mostly nominal.

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How quick is the AF on the 70-200 HSM OS?
Very quick. I must say I'm no autofocus expert as I shoot manual focus mostly, but you're probably going to be limited more by what your camera can do than by the lens.
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I am very pleased with the performance of this lens and how sharp it is at f2.8. All shot with K-5 (classic)
f2.8 1/320 ISO 2500 200mm


f2.8 1/320 ISO 1250 93mm


f2.8 1/320 ISO 2500 200mm


f2.8 1/320 ISO 1250 200mm
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