Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 5   
reviewer#6426 date: Nov-21-2009
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:
missing
price paid:L65 GBP (used)
positive:Light
Sharp
Colour
negative:Some PF at longer focal lengths in bright cntrasty situations
comment:Competent lens, good lightwight walkround
reviewer#3926 date: Aug-4-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
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:-Sigma 70-300 APO
-Zuiko 40-150
price paid:
missing
positive:-great price
-light and compact
-quite sharp
-decent bokeh on close-ups
-6 year warranty
negative:nothing really considering the price
comment:OOPs, meant to post this on the Tamron 55-200 thread.
reviewer#3475 date: Apr-17-2008
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:18-70kit,sigma 18-125
price paid:99 Euro
positive:lightweight, fast AF, sharp
negative:
missing
comment:A cheap but good lens
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.
reviewer#3049 date: Dec-7-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:Sony 18-70mm Macro
Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
price paid:£29.00 (New)
positive:Lightweight
Compact
Feel
Price
Bayonet Hood
Build Quality
negative:Rotoating Zoom (makes using CPL filter awkward)
comment:I wanted a general walkabout lens for my A100. Read about this budget zoom lens and found a new example on eBay. After testing it, I found it to be a really decent little performer in all departments. Not exceptional, though competent.

No real major bad points. Images are clean. As with the 70-300mm Sigma, the AF can 'hunt' a little at times. The zoom is fast enough and the Bokeh is also nice. Colours can be a little 'contrasty', but adjustable in pp.

I like it . . surprisingly . . and for the money paid (a bargain), fits my requirements perfectly.

Maybe a little hidden gem!

http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/lenses/dclenses/55-200mm.htm

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3288&navigator=6
reviews found: 5   

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

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