Product Comparison: Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports vs Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art

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General Specifications
70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
About the Product
The F2.8 zoom lenses are the essential equipment for many professional photographers. The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports has high optical quality, a tough design and excellent handling ―all of the features required by professional photographers and high-end amateurs.
A mid-tele zoom lens delivers prime lens-level image quality with a large F1.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance and expressive power.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
1.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
70 millimeters
50 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
200 millimeters
100 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Images are sharp at all focal lengths with excellent image quality.
  • Fantastic lens. Sharp and durable.
  • The images are superb, sharp and crisp.
  • It's a very bright and fast lens. Great aperture.
  • Impressive aperture and focal length.
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Camera Lens
  • This is a great lens. Very fast autofocus. Very nice 1.8 aperture.
  • Amazingly sharp lens. Great aperture.
  • It's great for low light, and takes fantastic portraits.
  • Wide open, across all focal lengths, the images are sharp, crisp, contrast, and gorgeous.
  • A great telephoto zoom with 1.8 aperture!
Size & Weight
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
3.7 in.
8 in.
6.7 in.
63.66 oz.
52.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Compact for its focal length and brightness.
  • Relative lightweight, well-balanced on the camera.
  • Lightweight, compact, very good lens.
  • Perfect, lightweight and sharp.
  • The lens feels quite heavy.
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Camera Lens
  • Build quality is solid and has good size.
  • The size fits well for a backpack.
  • Separately, the lens is heavy, but in combination with the camera it has a nice weight.
  • The lens is big and it is heavy.
  • The only downside is it’s heavy.
Minimum Focus Distance
47.2 in.
37.4 in.
Field Of View
34.3° - 12.3°
31.7° - 16.2°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Smooth and quiet focusing, producing great images.
  • Fast and accurate focus.
  • Fast autofocus and excellent bokeh.
  • The images are very sharp. The lens stabilization is amazing.
  • Super AF, super picture quality.
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Camera Lens
  • This lens feels very sturdy and has smooth focus and zoom rings.
  • The lens is built well. The focus and zoom rings are nice and big and very smooth to operate.
  • Very sharp. Takes awesome pictures.
  • The focus works very quickly and correctly.
  • It's great lens. No issues. Focus is good.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
24 Elements in 22 Groups
21 Elements in 15 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
82 millimeters
82 millimeters
Dust and splash-proof construction, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, AFL button, Inner Zoom, Hyper Sonic Motor, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor), Rounded diaphragm, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
What customers say about "Features"
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Fast, well-built telephoto lens with high quality materials and weather sealing.
  • Beautiful bokeh and super fast.
  • Great build quality. Great images.
  • Build quality is excellent. Photo quality is amazing.
  • It has a good strong feel and a quality build.
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Camera Lens
  • This is a beautiful and very solid lens.
  • Image quality and bokeh is great.
  • The build quality is very nice.
  • This lens' build quality is top notch! AF is very fast.
  • The build quality is outstanding. Images are bright and colors are beautiful.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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