Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony

Model #589205

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Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.4 x 7.8" (8.64 x 19.81 cm)
Filter thread 77 mm
Weight 3.15 lb (1.43 kg)


Camera mount type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:8
Focal length 70 - 200 mm
Magnification 0.125x
Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Groups/elements 17/22
Minimum focus distance 4.59' (1.40 m)
Angle of view 34.3° - 12.3°
Diaphragm blades 9


Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
26 September 2014

The Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a value option for professional shooters who want a stabilized f/2.8 telezoom.

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    Excellent center sharpness through most of its range. Fixed f/2.8 aperture. Includes tripod collar. Optically stabilized.

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    So-so images at 200mm f/2.8. Distortion at 70mm. Edge performance could be better.

18 June 2013

One of the favorite lenses among news photographers, a 70-200mm f/2.8 or 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom also appeals to many serious photo enthusiasts. Although large and heavy, lenses of this type offer several benefits.

The digital picture.34755376
30 April 2013

A lens with a 70-200mm focal length range, a wide, fixed max f/2.8 aperture and optical stabilization is destined to become a critical part of most people's lens kit. With this lens model now offered by many manufacturers, "Which one is right for you?

Dp review.32823956
13 September 2010

Sigma's latest image-stabilized fast telezoom offers a fine option for budget-conscious buyers, with a unique combination of features for the price. It can't quite match its Canon and Nikon equivalents, but then again it's not as expensive either.

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    Very sharp across the frame when stopped down, Minimal color fringing/chromatic aberration of any description, Fast, silent, accurate autofocus with manual override, Very effective image stabilization, Decent build quality, Clever design tripod mount which is quick and easy to remove with the lens...

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    Somewhat soft and low in contrast at F2.8 towards the edges, especially on full frame cameras, Can give somewhat harsh rendition of out-of-focus backgrounds at longer focus distances, No focus limiter switch, No weathersealing, Susceptible to flare with direct light sources in or close to the frame,...

Photo net.34752471
15 March 2011

The new Sigma 70-200mm/2.8 APO DC HSM lens is a well built, good-quality tele zoom that is designed to compete against top-of-the-line zooms from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony with similar specifications.

4 June 2010

Sigma have a long history of producing decent lenses in this range. In this review, Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at their latest optically stabilised version.

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    Excellent centre sharpness at most focal lengths and apertures, Very low CA levels, Fast AF, Optical Stabiliser, Decent build quality

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    Lacklustre resolution performance at 70mm and f/2.8

Imaging resource.34355410
10 October 2010

Sigma has figured out that to compete with the major manufacturers, it has to offer optical stabilization, and it makes excellent sense to implement it into this particular category of lens.

Practical photography.34754171
28 February 2015

The very wide maximum aperture allows for low-light shooting, but we found significant corner softness at wider apertures.

Techradar uk.32817471
20 December 2014

Even though there's a slight drop in sharpness at 200mm, the Sigma delivers excellent overall image quality, making it exceptional value at the price.

Practical photography.34754171
30 September 2012

In terms of overall performance there’s no beating the Canon and Nikon 70-200mm lenses. They do the best job of focusing on fast-moving subjects. However, this Sigma isn’t too far behind when it comes to tracking movement.

User Reviews
Imaging resource.34355410
27 January 2015

I bought this lens after long searching and reading, compare it to the 4 or 5 canon models, and also tamron and sigma other models. as i seen it, there is no better option for the money!

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    optical quality, build quality, quick focus, efficient stabilizer, price -performance ratio.

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    a bit longer focus distance compare to the other models.

4 March 2016

Love the lens. Nice sharp pics in low light. Will be using this lens a lot in the future. The extra Pack and accessories from Digital Goja were awesome. The Pack is a $50 dollar pack. Just large enough for your body and this lens and a couple of extra things. Decent cleaning kit and a few filters.

27 January 2011

This lens will please the most discriminating photo enthusiast and pros alike. This lens is just as sharp as the canon lens. The constant F2.8 is a big plus too. I can not say one bad thing about this lens it’s that good. Buy one you will love it, and love the $$ you saved.

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    Quality feel, fast Auto focus and HSM motor, Tripod collar, case and Sigma warrantee

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    None noted

Shopping com.33655990
9 June 2012

Buy it for the cost, love it for it ability to take great photos.

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    Lower cost than Canon lens, 4 year warranty , awesome pictures.

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    High cost.

Photography review.34752477
8 June 2008

This is my main glass for sports, since it was my first purchase for shooting HS Sports. I have used it with the Rebel and 40D. This lens is simply great for the price and is great for almost all sports. For the beginner, intermediate or casual shooter, you can not get a better lens for the price.

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    All you could want from a 70-200 2.8 - period. Sturdy and strong. Just solid. Price.

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    Focus can zoom in and way out when you are in autofocus. Just boom -out of no where. Compared to the Canon 2.8 equivalent (which I borrowed) It is a slight bit off. You will have to work hard to get sharper images.

5 January 2016

Very good lens and packaging were really cool. I love the bundle and the camera bag along with the lens are​ decent, even though it can not guarantee a very high level of protection.

29 October 2015

Hesitated because of price for a hobby item but once started using it convinced it was a good buy. Used on a 550 and Instantly liked the ability to use f2.8-4 for subject separation and or lowlight at a whim.

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    Easily Interchangeable, Image quality, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus

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28 May 2015

I love this lens! I couldn't be happier with it!

22 April 2015

I bought this lens because I needed something fast for sports and theater photos. so far everything I've shot has come out amazingly clear. I'm used to a 300mm lens for distance, but I can crop the photo on my computer even a fraction of the photo and it seems as if I was right in the middle of the...

10 March 2015

I use the lens with a Nikon D7100 and D610. <br />With the D7100 (crop sensor camera) it is very good for fairly close wildlife - it tracks birds in flight pretty well and produces very good results wide open. However, it is a little bit too long for portraits.

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    Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction

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Product Highlights
  • Up to 4 Stops of Optical Stabilization
  • Optimized for Sony Full-Frame DSLRs
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Fast & Quiet Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • 77mm Filter Size
  • Excellent for Action/Low-Light Shooting
  • 55.1" (140cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • Lens Hood & Adapter Included
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In The Box
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Sony
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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