Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 (ZEN) A-mount lens review by wolfy
|wolfy#5499 date: Jun-4-2009|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
Tokina-AT-X280 AF PRO 28-80 F2.8
Sigma 28-70 F2.8 EX
|price paid:||350AUD (new)|
|positive:||Great old lens|
pretty cheap, even when new
|negative:||Not as sharp on digital as it was on film.|
Rubberised coating tends to fail after about 15years.
|comment:||I have had this lens from new, one of my original set of AF lenses when I moved to Minolta AF gear.|
I would rate its sharpness as 4.5 for film, but less than that on digital (probably better as a 4.2 rating overall). It disapoints a little on digital as does the Tokina compared to. But colour and bokeh is good. Overall the Minolta and Sigma compared to do a better job.
When new I thought the rubberised finish was great, but a couple years ago it started to deteriorate and I had a tough time removing it as it got sticky as it deteriorated. Hence the 4 build rating, otherwise a tough lens.
Also seems to have more flare issues on digital than on film, hence the 3 rating (probably should be 3.5). Needs to be used with a hood for best flare and contrast, especially on digital.
- total reviews: 8
- sharpness: 4.19
- color: 4.38
- build: 4.00
- distortion: 3.75
- flare control: 3.63
- overall: 3.99