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

reviewer#46929 date: Feb-9-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Minolta 20-210 f4, Minolta 75-300, Sony 24-105 f4 G OSS, Sony 55 f1.8, Sony 90 f2.8, Minolta AF 500 reflex f8, Samyang 24 f1.8, TTartizan 11 f2.8
price paid:£250
positive:OS - stabilization built in, Fast lens F2.8, Well built, Black colored lens, tripod petal provided. Works perfectly well with LA-EA3, LA-EA4, and LA-EA5 adapters.
negative:Heavy lens to move around. Big lens, The newer lenses are better.
comment:A fast lens which I use seldom because is heavy. For low light shots at concerts or moving subjects are good as combined with the LA-EA3 adapter it uses the AF focus of my Sony A7 RII camera. It is better to switch off the lens OS as it is messing up the camera's integrated stabilization. The colors and contrast need amendments but it is a good lens as long as you are happy with the heavyweight. For this price, you cannot buy the new fast telephoto lenses at all.

rating summary

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  • 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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