Sigma 70-210mm F4-5.6 UC-II A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 5   
reviewer#9679 date: Dec-7-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210 f4.5-5.6
Minolta 70-210 f3.5-4.5
Sony 55-200-2
Minolta 135mm f2.8
price paid:60 GBP
positive:Very sharp, even at max aperture
Good Colour
Effective Hood
negative:None for the price
MFD
comment:Super sharp with great colour. At 135mm as sharp as my 135 f2.8 at similar apertures.

Recommended.

Note: My copy is fully functional on Alpha 33
reviewer#9338 date: Aug-16-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:minolta 1.7 50 mm
price paid:50 USD
positive:very sharp
negative:none
comment:Long term Konica film camera user, kind of recently moved to minolta then alpha 850, very happy with this lens, outside and inside both. Since I didn't use it much on film and am just blown away by the full frame 850 its hard to tell how much is the camera and how much the lens. Hopefullly will have others to compare it with soon.
reviewer#8518 date: Jan-12-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:kit 18-70
Helios 44
CZ Triotar 135
price paid:240 PLN/~80$ used
positive:Good colours, solid build, nice price
negative:Slow, useless AF, huge CA. Unusefull with bad light.
comment:Don't buy it...
reviewer#7606 date: Jun-25-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Black Minolta 80-200 2.8 "G"
price paid:15 USD (used)
positive:SUPER SHARP!!! I a minolta 80-200 2.8 and this thing is so much sharper at similar apertures, if only because the focusing is more consistent.
Really great bokeh in low light and the color's great.
Retracts to a small zoom's size. Build quality is a good.
negative:Focusing is obnoxious, really loud. Haven't tried it bright sunlight, imagine it won't fair well but that's what ACR is for!
comment:I'm blown away by this thing. Super sharp, fairly short MFD, and generally pleasant to deal with. I can't believe how good this lens actually is. I might be this excited because I only paid $15 for it, but really I'd been happy to spend $300 for it. Its that good!
I have easily $20k in glass and if I had to take 3 pieces on a trip I'd take this, my minolta 17-35 G, and most likely my old 35-105...and I'd put it up against any "pro" gear from any manufacturer. It just goes to show, you don't have to spend a fortune to have some extremely effective gear!!!
reviewer#3309 date: Feb-26-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony a100 kit lens 18-70mm
price paid:36 USD (used)
positive:Relatively sharp, feels solid, inexpensive.
negative:Noisy, AF is “wandering” a lot at low light.
comment:I was skeptic at first about this lens because of the ridiculously low price I paid for it. After I learned to smoothly operate with the push-pull zoom I started to like it.
It’s relatively heavy and the build quality appears to be good.
Please check out the photos I took with it just yesterday!
http://picasaweb.google.com/pmnovev/Sigma70210456
reviews found: 5   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.30
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 3.80
  • flare control: 3.80
  • overall: 4.02

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