Sigma 100-300mm F4.5-6.7 DL A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#10385 date: Jul-16-2012
sharpness: 2
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:All Minolta 100-300s
All Minolta 75-300s
price paid:40 GBP
positive:Lovely colour rendition
Flares easily even with large hood.
Poor contrast
comment:Budget lens producing budget IQ.

Sharpness is poor at all focal lengths and apertures. Out of 100 or so test shots only a handful were anywhere near acceptable.

Unless you are on a tight budget and desperate for the 200-300 range, don't buy it. You can pick up a Minolta 100-200 f4.5 for a similar price on ebay and crop heavily to obtain better results.

Definitely not recommended. Sold it after 2 days. Useless

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 8
  • sharpness: 3.19
  • color: 4.13
  • build: 2.63
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 3.88
  • overall: 3.59 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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