Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS A-mount lens review by tzk1810

reviewer#45602 date: Oct-15-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL70400G I
price paid:AU$700 USED
positive:- cheap (AU$700)
- easy to zoom
- Reasonable AF speed
- good size and weight
- sharper than Sony SAL70200 especially on tele end (in memory)
- somehow the focus limiter works on my a77ii, unlike other reviews said
negative:- purple fringing at f2.8
- ugly Sigma old design
- missed shots because of the reverse zoom ring
- front focusing issue
- OS is useless on a77ii, however it works pretty well on a6000
- weird colour
comment:As above. Easier turn the zoom ring than SAL70400. A good alternative when doesn't need a tele range and larger aperture. Great and much cheaper combo with a6000 + EA4 because of the lens-based OS.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 15
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 4.60
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.78 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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