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The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sports Lens Review

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Sigma describes this lens as its “flagship” lens, but how does it perform in the hands of an independent reviewer? Take a look and find out if it lives up to the hype.

Before I bought my Canon R5 and a bunch of native lenses to go with it, I was a big supporter of third-party lenses. In my collection of lenses, I have a bunch of Tamrons, Tokinas, and Sigmas, and I have to say that out of all the third-party lenses I own, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art was always my favorite, despite its heft and weight. The quality and sharpness I got from that lens was far better than a number of Canon L series lenses I own, so I am most definitely a fan of Sigma‘s lens lineup. That being said, I’ve never owned a 70-200mm lens of any kind, so when I went to Sigma’s website to look at its latest lineup, I was quite surprised to see that they name the 70-200mm lens as their “flagship” lens.

It’s a big statement, so I was very pleased to see this great video brought to you by Christopher Frost, in which he reviews the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sports lens. Sigma describes this lens thusly: “Prized for event, portraiture, and sports shooting, the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens is a flexible telephoto zoom characterized by its bright and sophisticated design. The fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects.” But what does an independent reviewer like Frost say? Undoubtedly, my favorite quote from his review was his description of the bokeh being “as smooth and pleasing as Barry White’s voice.” Buttery gold. Coming in at $1,400, it’s not super cheap, but if it’s anything like my 50mm Art lens (even though that’s a prime lens), then $1,400 is a bargain. Give the video a look and let me know your thoughts.

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