Sigma 600mm F8 Mirror A-mount lens review by qwnwy
|qwnwy#10372 date: Jul-11-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||70-210 beercan|
20-200 G with Tc
|price paid:||£100 used|
|comment:|| As an almost exclusive Mf shooter i can say that with a tripod the focusing is accurate, images can be soft anywhere out of centre frame and the lens doesn't create nice colors. The images can be dull and flat. |
Obviously for a mirror it has fixed aperture however some of the more modern mirrors have a wider Aperture.
For the price its a great lens to play around with however its really a gimmick and i am disappointed with results. It normally would stay at home. However you probably would struggle to find any mirror lens thats decent. I haven't used the minolta/sony AF mirror however i would assume due to limitations of design it would perform similarly
The 70-210 beercan would always find its way in my bag however with this sigma i struggle to find reasons to bring it out. Probably because its too slow, a bit too long for a lot of uses and the images have no wow factor. I also find that with the a900's sensor i would rather crop with a sharper, better colour rendition and speedier lens than carrying around this thing. Also no steady shot is a bummer.
Build quality is very good, all metal except for the cheap plastic filter inserts and massive 95mm front cap.
- total reviews: 18
- sharpness: 3.83
- color: 3.33
- build: 4.72
- distortion: 4.39
- flare control: 4.33
- overall: 4.12