Deal: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM – $1079 (reg. $1399, plus free teleconverter)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Two FLD Elements, 3 SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Fast & Quiet Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Up to 4 Stops of Optical Stabilization
  • 55.1″ Close Focusing Distance
  • Lens Hood & Tripod Collar

For Cyber Monday, B&H Photo has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM on sale at $1,079. Compare at $1,399. And you get a Sigma APO Teleconverter 1.4x EX DG for free.

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III Review by LensRentals

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element & Five UD Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm

The folks at Lens Rentals reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. They got a close eye on the improved anti-flare coating of the lens.

From their conclusion:

So is it worth the upgrade? It’s hard to say. The lenses are identical in construction and sharpness, and the reduced flaring works better on a marketing level than in person. If you don’t have a 70-200mm, then this new one would be worth the purchase. But if you already own the version II of this lens, it probably makes a lot of sense to hold on to it, as the used market prices on it will drop once the new version comes more prevalent. But I’d like to know your thoughts – is this new release justified? Or is it just a cash grab by Canon? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III sells at $2,099 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Hot Deal: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM – $1079 (reg. $1399, today only)

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Two FLD Elements, 3 SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Fast & Quiet Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Up to 4 Stops of Optical Stabilization
  • 55.1″ Close Focusing Distance
  • Lens Hood & Tripod Collar

Only for today (8/27/18) B&H Photo has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM lens on sale at $1,079. Compare at $1,399. Free shipping. An excellent deal for this lens, in our opinion.


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted a set of sample photos shot with the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. Canon clearly has another best selling lens here.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II review by Optical Limits

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Optical Limits (former photozone.de) reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens.

From their conclusion:

The king is dead and, yes, long live the new king. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is everything that the mk I was plus some. It is the perfect playmate for ultra-resolution Canon cameras. It is mostly tack sharp at mainstream settings with no real weakness across the focal length range. Lateral CAs are low and not really an issue. Image distortions can be visible specifically at the long end though and you can spot some moderate vignetting at f/4. If you use digital auto-correction that will be a lesser concern, of course. The quality of the bokeh is good for a zoom lens.

The build quality is excellent but that’s hardly a surprise when talking about a Canon L lens. The low weight and small size are certainly welcomed when carrying around your camera gear all day long. Canon’s improved image stabilizer is impressive. Read the review

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. Canon clearly has another winner here.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II teardown (Lens Rentals)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

All images © lensrentals.com and used with permission

Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals posted a teardown of the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens. Impressive images, and interesting findings too.

Excerpts from Roger’s conclusion:

[…] this is, as we would expect, a very well built lens with robust roller bearings, large brass collars, heavy metal keys, and good weather sealing.

[Lens Rentals has] some hints, and a lot of Roger speculation, about how Canon is getting lenses with such low variance. Here’s what we know: Canon has more optical adjustments than most lenses, not less. So while they may have tighter tolerances (I have no clue), the key seems to be more in a careful optical adjustment of compensating elements than anything else.

It is clear that Canon is going with more, and more straightforward, adjustment of optics than the other manufacturers.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II
Image © lensrentals.com

Be sure to head over to Lens Rentals to see the many pictures of the teardown, and to get the findings.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. Canon clearly has another winner here. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR