A Review of the New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports Lens

There are some awfully impressive lenses available on the market right now, but many of them are prohibitively expensive, and that has allowed a range of third-party manufacturers to fulfill the needs of countless photographers and filmmakers with more affordable options. Once such company is Sigma, and their new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports lens looks like quite a winner. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in use.

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this great video review takes a look at the new 70-200mm f/2.8 Sports (for Sony E and Leica L mounts). At $1,499, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is quite affordable compared to other options, though it still has a nice gamut of features:

  • Lens Construction: 20 elements in 15 groups (6 FLD, 2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
  • Angle of View: 34.3° - 12.3°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 65 cm (Wide), 100 cm (Tele) / 25.6 in (Wide), 39.4 in (Tele)
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:5.2 (at 200mm)
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 90.6 x 205 mm / 3.6 x 8.1 in
  • Weight: 1,345 g / 47.4 oz (includes tripod foot)
  • Dust- and Splash-Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with L-Mount and Sony E-Mount
  • Optical Stabilization with OS2 Algorithm (7.5 stops at wide end, 5.5 stops at tele end)
  • High-Speed Autofocus with Dual HLA Linear Motors
  • Aperture Ring with Click/Declick Switch for Video Work
  • Focus Limiter Switch
  • Tripod Collar and Foot
  • 11-Blade Rounded Diaphragm

Check out the video above for Haisch's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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