Sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DG Macro A-mount lens review by lumajr

reviewer#3270 date: Feb-17-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.5
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:Minolta - AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6 D
Minolta - AF 24-85 F3.5-4.5 RS
Minolta - AF 50 F1.7
Minolta - AF 70-210 F3.5-4.5
Minolta - AF 100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO
Sigma - 28-200 F3.5-5.6 DG Macro
Sigma - 70-300 F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II
Tokina - AF 19-35 F3.5-4.5
price paid:$ 85 USD
positive:sharpness on wide end
small, looks good on 7D
"macro function"
lock zoom
not rotate front element

negative:focus ring
poor sharpness on 200 mm
slow AF
comment:Good choice for travelling, if you need small and universal lens. But itś not a telephoto lens, because for this range /28-200/ is AF too slow and also the sharpness on 200 mm is poor...I don´t like the focus ring, there iś not a mechanical focusing but something like electromotor?? Relative sharpness on wide end and also macro function is sometime usable. I bought this lens very cheap /$85 USD/, but I don´t know, why the new one cost about $400 USD...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 4.30
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.10
  • flare control: 4.20
  • overall: 4.22 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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