Sigma 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO Aspherical A-mount lens review by ronin

reviewer#512 date: Feb-16-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:$NZ400.00 (used)
positive: having a 500mm lens is cool
negative:very slow AF.
comment:Colour tends to be a little cool. AF is just to slow to use for action especially at 500mm. Images can be soft at 500mm if they are focused at infinity of way of in the distance. Have done some great moon shots hand held on the 7D (need slight cropping after)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.16
  • color: 4.19
  • build: 4.25
  • distortion: 4.63
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.34
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