Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG EX APO A-mount lens review by jh_experience

reviewer#44033 date: Mar-18-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta BBC
Minolta Secret Handshake
Minolta Baby Beercan
Tokina AF730 II
price paid:600USD
positive:-Sharpness through all the way even wide open
-Build is very good finish not peeling off ... but ! ....
-Nice to handhold massive but not extremely heavy
-Solid metal collar
-Fast AF ( non HSM version )
negative:- ... but! ... it has dust inside after few uses ? what is going on ?
-sometimes hunt a little
comment:Bigma is really great lens its sharp all the way from 50 to 500 wide open ( ofcourse in F8/9/11/13 is much more sharper )AF work really good its fast (on 500 eighter ) and is non HSM !!! don`t have much problem with hunting too :) ... the build is ok metal with glass some plastic some rubber its cool but its dust pump ! I understand is normally that such a big lens is ,,breathing,, but com on I can understand this after some intensive using but after few times ? WEIGHT yeah its heavy almost 2kg lens so shooting planes through 8 hours of airshow can be really tiresome with this baby but the results will be really great if You practice a little ... and go to the gym ;)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 18
  • sharpness: 4.44
  • color: 4.56
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 4.61
  • overall: 4.59 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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