Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO telemacro A-mount lens review by dca1213

reviewer#12013 date: Oct-30-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 SP
price paid:$352 USD
positive:Sharp at f8.
Build quality, all metal construction.
negative:Hood is fiddly.
Weight, all metal construction.
A tad soft wide open.
comment:I took a chance on this lens, had a 14 day return window with KEH, I will not be returning it.

It is very sharp at f8 and renders enormous detail on the 24mp Full Frame, really excellent for birds and such on the crop frame as well.

Very worthwhile telephoto prime at a very attractive price.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 19
  • sharpness: 4.58
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.42
  • distortion: 4.89
  • flare control: 4.26
  • overall: 4.55 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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