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

reviewer#4093 date: Sep-14-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:K/M 75-300 Big Beercan
K/M 35-70 4
Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
K/M 50 1.7
K/M 70-210 4.5-5.6
K/M 70-210 4 Beercan
K/M 28 2.8
K/M 28-80xi
K/M 28-135 4-4.5
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
Tamron 200-400 5.6 LD NEW
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
K/M 80-200 2.8 HS G
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
price paid:90.00 USD New
positive:- light
- build
- sharp stepped down
- zoom lock
- good value
- looks nice on A100
- better colors than kit lens
negative:- sharpness on long end needs stepping
-autofocus speed about average
- average colors
comment: I have used this lens for everything from portraits to nature photos. It is a very good lens for the money and the ADI functionality makes it well worth it's few weaknesses. I haven't sold it because it works well in many settings. Stopped down a step or two, it takes good sharp images.

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
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