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

reviewer#7571 date: Jun-15-2010
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: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70mm Kitlens
Sony 55-200mm Kitlens
Sigma 105mm macro

price paid:375 euro (second hand)
Good quality for little mony
negative:Slow and noisy focus
Heavy but not so heavy as the Sony 70-400mm G
comment:I have this lens 1 year now and yesterday i got my first G lens (sal 70400). I can see clearly now. But to begin with it is a good lens.

And now i sold him. Because i only use the sal70400.

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania