Product Comparison: Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports vs Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

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General Specifications
70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
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.
The new SP70-200mm F/2.8 G2 telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC, faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD for greater flexibility.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
2.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
70 millimeters
70 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
200 millimeters
200 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.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon
  • Opening the aperture to f/2.8 provides a lot of opportunity and the bokeh was pleasantly beautiful.
  • The sharpness is quite good, I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality and build.
  • It's nice to use a lens that's so well made and I love the f2.8 aperture.
  • For the focal length it’s sharp. The tracking is top notch.
  • Fantastic value, good quality telephoto lens. F2.8 throughout the focal range.
Size & Weight
3.7 in.
3.46 in.
3.7 in.
3.46 in.
8 in.
7.5 in.
63.66 oz.
52.4 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.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon
  • The lens feels well built, sturdy, and it is heavy.
  • Great lens for the money, it's heavy, well built, focus was perfect out of the box.
  • The weight is heavy, but feels fine with the camera.
  • Was not happy with the lens; too big, too heavy.
  • It is big and heavy.
Minimum Focus Distance
47.2 in.
37.4 in.
Field Of View
34.3° - 12.3°
FX 34°21' - 12°21' / DX 22°33' - 7°59'
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.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon
  • Focus and zoom rings feel good and work smoothly.
  • Fast and accurate autofocus.
  • The focus and zoom is velvety smooth.
  • The focus is fast, even at night.
  • Bokeh looks good. Close focus is impressive as well.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
24 Elements in 22 Groups
23 elements in 17 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
82 millimeters
77 millimeters
Dust and splash-proof construction, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, AFL button, Inner Zoom, Hyper Sonic Motor, Exclusive low-dispersion glass
eBAND Coating, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, Fluorine Coating, Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction, TAP-in Console™
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.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon
  • The Tamron lens produces absolutely stunning, crisp imagery.
  • Build quality is great, and doesn't feel even a little cheap.
  • The lens focuses quickly and quietly.
  • Auto Focus is quick and VC (Vibration Compensation) works exceptionally well.
  • Build quality makes this lens feel solid. It feels like a tank.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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