|APO||The lens incorporates one or several low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|EX||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|DG||The lens is designed for full-frame SLR cameras but can be also used on APS-C SLR cameras.|
|OS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
Sigma lenses for Olympus, Pentax and Sony digital SLR cameras are not equipped with optical image stabilizers because these cameras have built-in sensor-shift image stabilization technology.
|HSM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM||Feb 2010||⊗|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG HSM II Macro||Dec 2007||⊗|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro||Feb 2006||⊗|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro||Feb 2005||⊗|
|Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX HSM||1998||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)
27.3°-9.7° (Canon APS-H)
22°-7.8° (Canon APS-C)
22.8°-8.1° (Nikon APS-C)
22.8°-8.1° (Pentax APS-C)
20.1°-7.1° (Sigma APS-C)
22.8°-8.1° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||22 elements in 17 groups, including 2 SLD, 3 FLD|
|Closest focusing distance:||140 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
Ultrasonic (Minolta/Sony A)
Ultrasonic (Nikon F)
Ultrasonic (Pentax K)
Ultrasonic (Sigma SA)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Image stabilizer:||Canon EF
|Stabilizer features:||Mode 1
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Weight:||SA: 1430 g|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||SA: Ø86.4 x 197.6 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
The lens barrel is large, heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/M focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Versions of the lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts feature optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/12 second at focal length of 200 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
At the choice of the photographer the image stabilizer can operate in one of the following modes:
|Mode 1||Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Mainly effective for shooting still subjects.|
|Mode 2||Corrects vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction.|
|Camera||Nikon D3X||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||35.9×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion at 70 mm||-1.18 %||-1.36 %|
|Distortion at 200 mm||+1.52 %||+1.59 %|
|Vignetting at 70 mm F/2.8||-1.46 EV||-1.68 EV|
|Vignetting at 200 mm F/2.8||-1.48 EV||-1.93 EV|
|Efficiency of Image Stabilizer||up to 3 stops|
Typical Application1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
|Pentax lenses: compendium|