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ARD

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM II
« on: December 12, 2008, 04:51:55 am »

I am looking at the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM II as a present for my Father for Christmas.

I have read a few reviews and the general concensus is that is is a capable lens for most situations, albeit a bit soft if used on the macro setting.

Just wondered if anyone had experience of this lens.

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM II
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 02:00:15 pm »

Quote from: ARD
I am looking at the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM II as a present for my Father for Christmas.

I have read a few reviews and the general concensus is that is is a capable lens for most situations, albeit a bit soft if used on the macro setting.

Just wondered if anyone had experience of this lens.

Thanks


Although I've only had the lens a couple of weeks, it seems to be a great bargain.  Yes it's a bit soft, but I prefer that for my type of work.  It focuses quickly on my d700.  The HSM is near silent, which I need.  Unfortunately, I'm not able to provide samples as the few I shot were for commercial clients under stipulation of not sharing.  But I think your father will be very pleased.  The lens rated very well with DPR review and you should check them out as well.  In handling, I felt it was much better than my cousins Nikkor equivalent.  I don't think you can go wrong for the $799.00 I paid for it from B&H.

Gil
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