Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX APO IF A-mount lens review by laguire

reviewer#2691 date: Sep-3-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:minolta beercan, minotal 80-200HS, minolta 85 1.4, tamron 90/2.8, sigma 100-300/4, sigma 70-210ap0/2.8
price paid:
positive:Very sharp lens, just not quite perfect at 200mm. Reasonably fast autofocus. Great build.
negative:Contrast and colors not quite as good as minolta G lenses.
comment:Great alternative to the minolta 2.8 zoom - just lacking a touch in color and contrast, but can be brought out in post-processing.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 26
  • sharpness: 4.56
  • color: 4.62
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.92
  • flare control: 4.65
  • overall: 4.71 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania