difference between sigma AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM and APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS


blackboy

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hi people, i am wondering if any of the seniors here can help me on my decision. i have a d90 with sigma 8-16mm uwa and sigma 17-70mm. I am currently looking for a long range lens and i have been asking around camera shops but all give me different advice. i am choosing between sigma AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM and APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS and sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. Any advice?
 

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As per title: "difference between sigma AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM and APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS"

AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM -> No Image Stabilizer/Vibration-Reduction
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS -> Have Stabilizer/Vibration-Reduction.

Does that help?

If you want better advices, you should also state what are you planning to shoot. If birding, 200mm is too short.
 

Octarine

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Do not ask shops for advice. They are shops, purpose is to sell. They are not your FOC gear consulting team and hardly any of the sales man is a photographer.
Read reviews, there are plenty of them online (Google helps to find them). Once you acquired some knowledge, ponder about your needs (not wants).
 

daredevil123

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As per title: "difference between sigma AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM and APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS"

AF 70-200/2.8 macro II EX HSM -> No Image Stabilizer/Vibration-Reduction
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS -> Have Stabilizer/Vibration-Reduction.

Does that help?

If you want better advices, you should also state what are you planning to shoot. If birding, 200mm is too short.
Not just that. The APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS is much sharper and performs better than the HSM version. The 70-200 OS's performance is almost on par with the Nikon 70-200 VR 1.
 

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daredevil123 said:
Not just that. The APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS is much sharper and performs better than the HSM version. The 70-200 OS's performance is almost on par with the Nikon 70-200 VR 1.
yes bro, was doing abit of read up on the mentioned lenses recently. But I find that ts gives too little info about what he want to shoot with it....so gave the obvious on purpose : p

To note, sigma 70-200 2.8 os is also sharper than canon's ver 1 also.
 

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