Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG EX APO A-mount lens review by 987Images

reviewer#4940 date: Mar-2-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Tamron 80 - 210
price paid:990 USD New
positive:Range (Nothing compares)
Build (I love the finish on this)
negative:Size (it's hugh there is not hiding in a crowd with this)
Slow Focus in low light
comment:Great Lens for the price but it does take some getting used to. While not a typical walk around lens I have taken it hiking and been glad I did. The build is awesome I have dropped it once (about 2 feet) survived without a scratch.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania