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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:14 am 
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Hello all!

One more thread exists about this lens, but I felt like it could be a good idea to start a thread purely dedicated to this upcoming Sigma tele lens, as I believe there will be a lot of talking about it and comparing it to other alternatives like Nikons own or sigmas non stabilized lenses so here it goes!

First the basic facts, compared to the earlier 70-200 HSM II:

New; Old:
Focal length: 70-200mm; 70-200mm
Max Aperture: f/2.8; f/2.8
Min Aperture: f/22; f/22
Closest focus dist: 140cm; 100cm
Aperture Blades: 9; 9
Mounts: Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Canon, Sigma; The same plus 4/3
Filter size: 77mm; 77mm
Dimensions: 86.4mm x 197.6mm; 86.5 x 184.4 mm
OS(Optical Stabilization): Yes; No

Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM:
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The full release note can be found here: Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM.

Here are some highlights for those who don't want to read it all:

- OS, Optical Stabilization built into the lens, works even with Pentax and Sony who already have it built in, as long as the in body OS is turned off. Seems a bit useless but remember that you can see the effect through the OVF.
- 9 aperture blades for great bokeh effects and nice out blown background.
- FLD glass, a new development, with quality equal to flourite glass, what that is I don't know, but probably good stuff.
- HSM in built focus motor for fast accurate AF, has existed in previous modes too.
- Extra adapter for the lens hood to extend the hood more and cover for cropped sensors.

Lens Hood adapter:
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Thats the starting facts, I can't provide a release date of in depth analysis of this lens, so I leave that to you guys!

Feel free to leave a comment or more and better information as it comes out!

Best regards Daniel

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:54 am 
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I'm really excited about this lens! I've been looking at the non-stabilized version for a while, but I really want that stabilizer, and there's no way I'm gonna buy the expensive Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS :P therefore I was really excited when Sigma launched this OS version.

It'll be interesting to see the pricing. Hopefully we'll get some info on that soon

I've checked a couple of stores here in Norway. The first said it'll be available in June. The other said the start of May, so I dunno anymore. None of them could provide the price

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I share your excitement too! I have requested a store here in sweden for info but no news yet. AS I plan to buy it in early june the approximate release dates you have provided will fit me perfectly. Sigma should really try to provide it before the summer is over or they will loose market in my opinion.

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I have the latest non-OS version, so I don't think I will upgrade but it's definitely a nice lens. The lens hood extender is a truly smart mve, but I heavily dislike the zoom/focusing ring design. It just looks impractical...

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You have a point there Citruspers, the zoom ring is a bit small and could be a problem, will sure give it a closer look in my upcoming review of this beauty as soon as it's released :D

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I actually meant the focus ring. I thought the zoom ring was the small one?

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To me it looks like the big ring at the front is the zoom from the markings on it, with the smaller ring being for focus.

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Ops I beg your pardon, popo must be right here, close examination of the bigger ring reveals that it should be the zoom ring, and the rear one (smaller) to be the focus ring.

Whats the case with your sigma 70-200 HSM II Citruspers?

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Sorry to say, but there was already a thread regarding this lend here:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21293
So I locked this thread.
Please continue at the link above.

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