Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO telemacro A-mount lens review by beppe61

reviewer#6555 date: Dec-8-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 300mm APO f4 G
Sony 70-300G
Sigma 400 f5.6 APO
price paid:400 euro (used)
positive:Great sharpness, colors and bokeh, even with 1,4x teleconverter
negative:Slow autofocus
comment:I owned 2 sigma 400 apo before, and I have to say that this version is very much better!
It's very very sharp, even at f5.6
Colours are great, the build quality is very good.
Only the AF is slow.

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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