Tell the Difference: Sigma vs Canon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

UPDATE: If you guessed that the Canon 80-200mm F/2.8 L Magic Drainpipe was the image on the left, then you are correct. The Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX OS is the image on the right. Tomorrow I will write a posting on the test and offer you readers another version based on your comments.

Tell us: which one is the Canon and which one is the Sigma? Both images were shot on the Canon 5D Mk IIon a tripod. Each lens was set to 100mm. Exposure settings were both 1/100th of a second, ISO 6400 and F/2.8. The white balance for each image was set to Tungsten. One is the Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX OS that we’re in the middle of reviewing. The other is the Canon 80-200mm F/2.8 L “Magic Drainpipe” that I still swear to. The EXIF data has been stripped from both images using Photoshop Elements.

Can you tell which image is from which lens? Let us know in the comments below. Once this posting hits 100 comments we will reveal which lens is which. If you think you know which one is which, let us know why.

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Editor’s Note: we used the same middle focusing point for each photo.

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Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.