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Old Aug 1, 2012, 6:17 PM   #1
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Default NEW Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro Zoom Lens HSM..HSMII

OK sorry for all the bother between the HSM and the HSM II...I scoured the internet and found a brand new Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II for $600 plus shipping and o tax...yea Now can someone please tell me the diff in HSM's..I hope the HSM II is the newest lens cept for the OS..That lens is just too expensive for me...Thanks for putting up with me
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Old Aug 1, 2012, 6:58 PM   #2
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The "II" isn't for the HSM. Sigma (and everybody else, for that matter) puts a "II" on a model number when there's nothing else to distinguish the new model from the old. In this instance, the "II" refers to a new (by all accounts, improved) optical design.
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Old Aug 1, 2012, 8:18 PM   #3
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so the II is a better lens except for the OS new version?
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You might want to read some user reviews of the version II lens
here:
http://slrgear.com/reviews/showprodu...ct/1155/cat/31

Then compare the reviews of the earlier version here:

http://slrgear.com/reviews/showprodu...uct/217/cat/31

By the way the 2nd link also has a full blown review of the lens as done by SLR Gear. It is a worthwhile read as it other compares lenses against the Sigma.

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