Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports review

Sigma's long-awaited S-class 70-200mm f/2.8 is here... but just how good is the latest lens in the high-performance Sports family?

5 Star Rating

Digital Camera World Verdict

Sigma’s new 70-200mm Sport is a top-performance lens with sumptuous build quality and a mighty range of up-market, customisable features. It’s a little bigger and heavier than most competing lenses but handling is excellent nonetheless, and it’s remarkably good value at the price.


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    Brilliant quality

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    Weather sealing and solid build

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    Great price


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    Heavier than other 70-200mm f/2.8

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    Only in Canon EF and Nikon F fits

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Rightly or wrongly, Sigma and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses have long been seen as the poor-man’s alternative own-brand editions from Canon and Nikon

That all changed a couple of years ago, with the advent of the Tamron G2 (Generation 2) edition, which goes toe to toe with the Camera manufacturers’ pro-grade zooms, while still massively undercutting them for cost. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.