My photography is mostly based on street, architecture and portraiture. The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens was one of many stand out lenses I have had my eye on for a long time. I felt it would be a big asset to my style of photography and a very different option to my SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens. So when an opportunity to test the SIGMA 70-200mm | Sports was presented, I wasn’t going to pass it up!
It took a couple days for me to get comfortable with it but I knew it would be a lens that required a lot of time and precision. I revisited some of my favourite spots in London knowing that with this lens I’d capture something totally different than what I had ever captured before. No doubt I now had the impressive range to shoot things from distance; I absolutely loved this aspect as the images would still maintain so much detail shot at 200mm! The focal length really is versatile as they say, I found myself shooting anything and everything!
I was very impressed at how sharp the images came out, the level of detail in the architectural shots stood out for me as well as the cityscape night shot (shot from the Shard). Shooting 200mm F2.8 at night, I really didn’t expect the level of detail to be as high as it was, this was definitely a big plus for me as I’ve had trouble trying to achieve this kind of shot in the past.
This lens really allowed me to experiment capturing new perspectives, it had me photographing things I wouldn’t have even attempted to photograph in the past. Although it was a bit of a challenge to use at first, I strongly believe the SIGMA 70-200mm | Sports is a lens every photographer should own purely because it’s great for just about any kind of photography you can think of. It really does take patience, in the end you’ll forget about its length / weight and want to carry it every time you head out, simply because of the kind of images you know you’ll be able to achieve with it!
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