Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary E-mount lens review by 9000AF

reviewer#45667 date: Mar-16-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Sony SAL70400G
Sony SAL70300G
Sony SEL70300G
price paid:USD 840
positive:- low weight
- compact size
- AF performance (including tracking and Eye-AF)
- sharpness
- very effective stabilization with panning mode
- not white
- 67mm filter size
negative:- zoom ring turns the wrong way
- a bit of vignetting
- corners not perfectly sharp but this is rarely an issue for what I'm doing
- overpriced tripod ring, get one of the knock-offs if you want one
comment:This replaced the SAL70400G1 when I completed my switch to E-mount. It's lighter, stabilized and has quicker AF than my old G. It's so compact that I actually prefer an L-plate over the VG on the camera. IQ is awesome, center sharpness is excellent. This works really well as a lens for field hockey or other turf sports in combination with the A7III. I have no longing for the Sony G equivalent, not worth the extra money, IMHO.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.70
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 4.60
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania