Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO macro (Nikon) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Images

Here're a couple of quick'n dirty sample images taken with the D200 and RAW converted via RSP 2006.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/640s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 102.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/400s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.5 @ 1/160s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 180.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/1600s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 102.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/750s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 70.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/500s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Sigma AF 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO macro is pretty impressive large aperture tele zoom lens. The resolution figures are on a very good to excellent level and neither distortions, vignetting nor CAs are really field relevant on an APS-C DSLR. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is pretty smooth and buttery - certainly an important aspect here. The mechanical quality of the lens is excellent and the HSM AF drive is both fast and near silent. As such it is a viable alternative to the Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED (or the Canon EF 70-200m f/2.8 USM L) although not necessarily a superior choice.

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