differences

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

Cheaper $829.99 vs $1,474.11
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The best price we've seen is $644 cheaper (more than 40% 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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$90 - $199

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,499

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
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

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

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

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