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

reviewer#44229 date: Feb-17-2019
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:Tokina AF 35-200 SD
Minolta MD 50-135 F3.5
Sigma 50-150 F2.8 EX DC HSM II
Sony DT 55-200 SAM
Vivitar 70-150 F3.8
Sigma AF 70-200 F2.8 EX DG APO
Vivitar S1 70-210 F3.5 I & II
Minolta AF 70-210 F4
Minolta AF 70-210 F3.5-4.5
Tokina 80-200 AT-X Pro
Vivitar 85-205 F3.8
Minolta AF 100-200 F4.5
price paid:530 USD (used)
positive:Internal zoom and focus
Good contrast and sharpness
Removable tripod collar
negative:Size and weight
Slow focusing
Reverse zoom direction
comment:Nice clean copy with original retail box but missing the original caps and storage case purchased on an individual's eBay auction. The box lacks A65/A77 compatible sticker, but the lens focuses fine on my cameras. A Sony LA-EA4 adapter with retail box was included in the listing and purchase price listed here. "MADE IN JAPAN"


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.86
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.86
  • flare control: 4.71
  • overall: 4.83
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