Suitable for taking various types of portraits, landscape, and close-up portraits, Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 APO EX HSM Macro is the second generation of large aperture telephoto zoom lens. The HSM focusing system ensures fast, silent, accurate autofocusing. Two FLD and three SLD glass elements deliver exceptional correction for a variety types of chromatic aberrations. The Sigma 70-200mm further incorporates super multi-layer coating reducing flare and ghosting; and internal focusing and zooming systems. The Sigma 70-200mm has a large f/2.8 aperture and the ability to retain close-ups with a minimum focusing distance of 39.4 inches, and 1:3.5 maximum magnification ratio. Overall, the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX HSM Macro lens consistently delivers high image quality.