As I mentioned previously, I had the chance to spend a few hours with two incredible Sigma lenses at the American Photo Model Shoot NYC. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM and Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM are incredible performers – fast focusing, quiet and sharp. They are also much lighter than the comparable Canon L lenses and cost significantly less. But, that’s enough talk. Let’s go to the photos. (NOTE – these photos were taken hand-held with ISO800.)
In each pair, you can see the full photo and then a portion of that photo at 100% detail. Having used the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS for years, I was skeptical about the Sigmas. After all, these two Canon lenses are probably in every Canon Pro’s lens collection for a reason – they are excellent lenses. But, take a look at these pictures from the Sigma lenses. I was blown away. The Sigmas deliver on sharpness, speed and performance at a lighter weight and about 40% less!