Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 (ZEN) A-mount lens review by lockny

reviewer#2220 date: Apr-27-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:18-70/kit, many fixed focal lenses (24, 50, 100, 135...), beercan
price paid:
-strange nice effect at 70mm when photographing objects near the camera
negative:-heavy (but this is not always negative)
-prone to flare in some situations
comment:I think this lens is great as a walkaround: pretty sharp at all apertures, it has a nice range of focals. the af is fast enough for me, sometimes not too much accurate. But it is really badly nastily prone to flare... You can live with it, anyway, expecially if you paid it as I paid mine.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 8
  • sharpness: 4.19
  • color: 4.38
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.75
  • flare control: 3.63
  • overall: 3.99 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania