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

reviewer#37 date: Jan-3-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:KM 70-200/2.8 SSM G
price paid:
positive:Very natural colors.
negative:With an open f/2.8 especially at the short end of focal length bright image parts significantly bleed into the darker parts. Going to f/4 or increasing focal length both help fixing it. Sharpness loses significantly below f4.

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
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