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Sigma Photo 70-200mm f/2.8

Telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C sensor SLR cameras (Canon mount)

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Attention, budding pros

If you have an eye toward making photography a big part of your life — and possibly being compensated for your work — this Sigma Photo 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens is one you're going to have to consider carefully early on. Talk about checking all the "I want" boxes — this lens features all the bells and whistles: a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, Hyper-Sonic Motor, optical stabilization, EX-designated build quality, and compatibility with both full-frame and APS-C cameras. If your shooting situation places you at any distance from your subject, this is a lens that has the responsiveness and versatility to make you look like you're everywhere at once.

The f/2.8 aperture being available throughout the zoom range means this lens provides excellent performance in low-light situations, regardless of your focal length. Optical stabilization makes it possible to take sharp pictures, hand-held, with slower shutter speeds. HSM means your autofocus motor will perform silently and quickly, and of course EX build quality means you'll rely on this lens over and over again for years to come. Let's face it, if you were facing a situation where professional results were required, or even if you just expect them from yourself, wouldn't you want a lens with these characteristics in your gig bag? No wonder this lens is a favorite of working journalists, event photographers, and wedding pros worldwide.

Product Highlights:

  • 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM telephoto zoom lens
  • compatible with Canon EOS SLR full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras
    • effective focal length of 112-320mm on Canon APS-C cameras
  • EX-designated lens with two FLD glass elements (performance similar to fluorite) and three special low-dispersion elements for superior image quality
  • constant aperture throughout the zoom range
  • optical stabilization allows slower shutter speeds without blur due to shaky hands
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) for fast, silent focusing
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • minimum focus distance: 55.1 inches
  • constructed of 22 elements in 17 groups
  • filter size: 77mm
  • lens is 7-13/16" long, 3-7/16" in diameter
  • weight: 50.4 ounces
  • warranty: 4 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps
  • carrying case

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Sigma Photo 70-200mm f/2.8 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

Love it

Written by: April from United States on February 16, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love this lens. I have taken some great pictures with it. I would definitely buy it again. I have never used the canon 70-200 F2.8, but I think it is very comparable from all of the reviews I have read. Especially for the price.

Pros: Great price. Great pictures.

Cons: It does have a tendency for sun flares. The hood helps, but I still noticed it a lot more than other lens.

Awesome value

Written by: MikeWL from Austin, TX on December 16, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've had this lens for about 8 months now, primarily using for high school and club volleyball. Fantastic results at a fraction of the cost of the Canon lens. From the stands, I use a monopod and the easy-turn mount makes it seamless to switch from vertical to horizontal orientation. No complaints whatsoever.

Pros: Image quality, price

Cons: none

So far, so good

Written by: JayZed from Charlottesville, VA on November 22, 2013

I've had this lenses for 3 weeks. My "true" test was photographing a night time HS football game. I needed a lowlight zoom lens...and this fit the bill! Looking forward to using this a lot more in the coming weeks.

Pros: So many!

Cons: Weight of lens, size of lens case. The case will not fit in my bag. I wish there was a pouch-style case, which I could easily stow in a camera backpack or slingbag.

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What's in the box?

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  • APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS lens for Canon
  • LCF-77 III Front lens cap (installed)
  • Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Lens tripod collar
  • Lens hood
  • HA850-01 APS-C Hood adapter
  • Zippered lens case
  • Lens case strap

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Canon
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 70-200mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 50.4 ounces
Parts Warranty 4 Years
Labor Warranty 4 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS (Model #589) is a high quality telephoto zoom lens. Typical uses include travel, weddings & events, portraits, nature & wildlife, and sports & action photography. The lens has the Canon EF-mount, and comes with a tripod collar, lens hood, and front and rear caps.

Sigma DG Lenses: This Sigma DG lens is designed for use with full-frame digital SLRs, but can be used with DSLRs with APC-C-sized image sensors. DG lenses offer high contrast and subtle tonal gradations, but is resistant to flare and ghosting. The lens' Super Multi-Layer Coating suppresses reflections between the image sensor and the lens surfaces.

Optics: The lens features two FLD glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and three SLD glass elements. Both types of glass elements provide excellent correction of color aberrations.

Lens Hood: The lens includes a bayonet-type detachable lens hood to help prevent stray light from entering the lens, causing flare, and to protect the lens from rain, snow, and dust. When not in use, the lens hood can be inverted and mounted onto the lens backwards for storage. The lens hood adds approximately 4" to the overall length when mounted. When using the lens hood with cameras with APS-C sensors, it is recommended that you add the lens hood adapter for more effective shading.

Optical Stabilizer (OS): The built-in Optical Stabilizer allows for handheld photography, even in low light scenarios, and compensates for image blurring caused by camera shake. There are 2 OS modes: Mode 1 compensates for overall camera shake, while Mode 2 detects vertical shake that occurs when panning the camera horizontally.

Teleconverters: The lens can be used with Sigma's 1.4x EX DG or 2.0 EX DG APO teleconverters. This converts the 70-200mm lens to a 98-280mm F4 or 140-400mm F5.6 lens, respectively.

Tripod Collar: Because of the weight of the lens, a tripod collar is included which lets you mount the lens onto a tripod. This provides better balance and stability when shooting for long periods of time. You can rotate the lens inside the tripod ring to allow you to shoot images in portrait orientation with the lens attached to the tripod.

Focus Mode Switch: The lens features a two-way switch for setting the focus mode: AF (auto focus) or M (manual focus).

HSM: The lens has a hyper-sonic motor (HSM) that provides a quiet, high-speed auto focusing mechanism.


  • Lens Construction: 22 Elements in 17 Groups
  • Angle of View: 34.3°-12.3°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W-T)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (W-T)
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 55.1"
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Maximum Magnifications: 1:8
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.4", Length=7.855" (8.567" w/lens caps)
  • Weight: 50.4 ounces

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cause its the best lens in that focal range if you consider IQ and price [ Sergei  Jan 11, 2016 ]