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

reviewer#7375 date: Apr-28-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:Long reach, lighter then more modern editions (eg 150 500 HSM). Useable IQ but stopping down helps.
negative:Heavy lens, needs a lot of light. Slow focussing
comment:
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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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