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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport



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After a long wait, Sigma’s new flagship telephoto zoom in its Sport series lens has arrived. Michael Topham had the honour of giving it a workout

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport review: Introduction

Sigma had an incredibly busy end to the end of last year, adding no fewer than five new lenses into its already extensive line-up. Out of these five we’ve reviewed three so far. These include the beast of a telephoto zoom that is the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport, the insanely sharp 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the super compact 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport

The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport was coupled to the Canon EOS 5DS R for testing

The two lenses we’re yet to test are the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport. Here we’re focusing on the latter – a lens that has been in the offing for quite some time and is the successor to Sigma’s APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM from 2010.

Like its forerunner, we’re looking at a lens that’s designed to appeal to high-end amateurs, keen enthusiasts and the working pro who demand a multipurpose zoom that’s well suited to a wide range of subjects and situations, from touchline sports and telephoto landscapes through to candid portraits at weddings and events.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport

A side profile of the lens coupled to the EOS 5DS R with the petal-shaped lens hood attached

Perhaps its biggest draw is the saving it offers over its closest rivals. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS III USM (£2099), Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 FL ED VR (£2299) and Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (£2399) all cost significantly more money. Can it compete in the same playing field and offer just as good for less? It’s time to find out.

  • Price: 1349
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Lens elements: 24
  • Lens Groups: 22
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focus distance: 120cm
  • Dimensions: 94.2x202.9mm
  • Weight: 1.8kg
  • Lens Mount: Canon, Nikon, Sigma
  • Included accessories: Lens cap, rear cap, lens hood, lens case

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