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Canon 70-200 2.8 vs SIGMA 70-200MM 2.8 OS DG/canon

 
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Jul 21, 2013 16:04 |  #1

i was wondering how does the canon 70-200 2.8 compare to the sigma 70-200 2.8. i have heard both ways that canon is much better but on the other hand i have heard people say sigma has as good results. thanks




  
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Jul 22, 2013 15:59 |  #2

Which canon 70-200 f2.8 are you talking about? The non-IS, The old f2.8 IS, or the new f2.8 IS mark II?

The mark II is the best 70-200 f2.8 lens....no contest there it blows every other 70-200 f2.8 away (at least any that are made for canon). The sigma had better IQ then the non-is and old f2.8 IS but has a little slower AF.

If you have the money for it then the canon mark II is the way to go. If you're looking for a 70-200 in the $1,200-1,500 range then the sigma or the new tamron 7-200 f2.8 VC are the way to go unless you absolutely much have a canon lens (reviews seem to show that the tamron is even better then the sima and just a little off of the canon mark II. I haven't personally used it so I can't comment on my personal experience with it as I've had none)




  
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Jul 29, 2013 13:24 |  #3

i have the newest canon 70-200 2.8 II. is that the mark 2 then?




  
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Jul 29, 2013 13:45 |  #4

amaturephotographer wrote in post #16163854 (external link)
i have the newest canon 70-200 2.8 II. is that the mark 2 then?

You have the best 70-200 available today. You do not need to worry about anything else.


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Jul 29, 2013 14:18 |  #5

The Canon Mk II is the best 70-200 available for Canon on the market in terms of performance. The Sigma is very good, but not as good.


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Jul 29, 2013 14:55 |  #6

Both are professional grade lenses. If you are looking to save $1000 (since you already own the II), you will find that the Sigma is quite a nice lens. (I opted for it over the II). If you want reaffirmation that you have the best 70-200 possible, you have it.


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Aug 02, 2013 10:13 |  #7

i used a buddys tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens and shot some wildlife with it. when i blew it up to 100% i didnt think the quality was there. is the canon better at the longer focal length then the sigma and tamron? to me just didnt like the quality but it might be just me.




  
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Aug 02, 2013 10:21 |  #8

amaturephotographer wrote in post #16175288 (external link)
i used a buddys tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens and shot some wildlife with it. when i blew it up to 100% i didnt think the quality was there. is the canon better at the longer focal length then the sigma and tamron? to me just didnt like the quality but it might be just me.

You are correct. The canon is better in every way. It's the best. It's the holy grail of zoom lenses. Your pimp status increases 354% when you use it. Enjoy it.


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Aug 02, 2013 10:23 |  #9

ok ty talley that is all i need to know.




  
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Aug 02, 2013 10:23 |  #10

Talley wrote in post #16175314 (external link)
The canon is better in every way. It's the best. It's the holy grail of zoom lenses. Your pimp status increases 354% when you use it. Enjoy it.

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Aug 02, 2013 17:40 |  #11

If you're a pro and need a lens to perform and handle tough spots for you, the best Canon 70-200 is a great lens to have. However, if you are not doing pro work and you'd rather not carry a 2000 brick with you, where a $1200 brick could be had, I would opt for the cheaper brick to carry.

In terms of quality, I'd say in real world scenarios the Sigma performs pretty well.


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Aug 02, 2013 18:20 |  #12

The Sigma is also black. This is either good or bad depending on your point of view.


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Aug 02, 2013 20:36 |  #13

Just got my Tamron 70-200 and so far it's indeed sharper and better than my sigma.


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Aug 02, 2013 23:21 |  #14

mesakid wrote in post #16176416 (external link)
If you're a pro and need a lens to perform and handle tough spots for you, the best Canon 70-200 is a great lens to have. However, if you are not doing pro work and you'd rather not carry a 2000 brick with you, where a $1200 brick could be had, I would opt for the cheaper brick to carry.

In terms of quality, I'd say in real world scenarios the Sigma performs pretty well.

The thing is that you take better pics with the $2000 brick and if one day you're bored and decide to sell your gears, it's easier to sell the Canon and you'll probably lose more money on the $1200 brick.


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Aug 02, 2013 23:30 |  #15

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