Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC A-mount lens review by mij

reviewer#3130 date: Jan-4-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:Sony 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 macro, Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Minolta 50mm f1.7
price paid:Ł35.00 S/H Ebay
positive:Small, light, good pictures, fast focus lock, well made.
negative:Filter rotates when focusing.
comment:For the price I paid (Ł35.00 S/H but looks new, complete in the box delivered from Ebay)I cannot fault it.

It is a small & light lens with a useful range.

For anyone with the kit lens on a tight budget, this is definitely worth looking at. It compliments the kit lens very well, and is very similar in size/weight and picture quality.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.20
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.20
  • overall: 4.08 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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