differences

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

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better wide angle 70 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% better wide angle
More zoom 2.9x vs 1x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Sony Alpha Learn more about
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Reasons to consider the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Shorter 122 mm vs 198 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.4 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Slightly cheaper $499.00 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Slightly smaller diameter 82 mm vs 86 mm
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Sony Alpha$899.00
135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF$499.00
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Sony Alpha86 mm
135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF82 mm

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

competitors

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF Competitors

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Low light lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$874 - $999

Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Sports lens

$223 - $226

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Sony Alpha Competitors

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