Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS A-mount lens review by biggame

reviewer#38888 date: Jun-25-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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
price paid:800
positive:"Prime" sharp fully open from 70mm to 200mm. Nice colors, fast AF. OS turned off when used on Sony A77 MK2. Sturdy build with a massive lens hood. Good quality feel, awesome portrait lens, sharp even at 2.8- 200 mm and Eye auto focus work well. Nice quality finish in materials.
negative:Heavy piece of glass thus giving a quality impression. Slight beige tint when used with auto wB, Easily corrected in post.
comment:I have this lens attached for sports, street, portrait and wildlife and only change it when doing Macro.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.81
  • color: 4.56
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.81
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.74 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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