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

reviewer#2491 date: Jun-29-2007
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:- Build quality
- Price
- sharpness
negative:- Only f/5.6
comment:This is my first prime tele.
I like this lens as it allows a good hand held use even it weights over 1400 gr. Of course with a tripod (or a bean bag) it performs better.

For me it is a good quality for the price, maybe not as good as the Minolta 400 f/4,5 but it costs 1/4 of its price.

I tested it on the field (birds, wildlife) and obtained good performance even in low light conditions.

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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