differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Cheaper $899.99 vs $1,725.60
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The best price we've seen is $826 cheaper (around 50% less)
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF Learn more about
the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Sigma OS
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Less risk of blur
Slightly more magnification 1:4.8 (0.2) vs 1:8 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 70% larger in your photo
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EFSigma OS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Weight Heavy Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF1.4 kg
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM1.5 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,139 - $1,349

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

$1,150 - $1,249

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,013

Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF Competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

$1,150 - $1,249

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Sports lens

$899 - $1,299

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,013

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

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