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

reviewer#4276 date: Oct-24-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Tammy 200-400 F5.6
Minolta RS 50 F1.7
Minolta 35-70 F4
Konica Minolta 17-35 F2.8-4. Minolta 70-210 F4
Minolta 135 F2.8.
Minolta AF 100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO
price paid:800 AUD
positive:Sharp Half the price of the Sony
Built like a brickSh@t house
removable collar

negative:Min Focus
Little heavy with the a700 and 42 flash
Doesnt communicate with the 42 very well over exposes
comment:Hey guys i have waited off a while to review this lens. Its given me some great shots so far!! Its really sharp from 2.8. Is a little heavy with the a700 and flash but i don't mind. no real ca or distortion. its also sharper than the beer at lower F stops and also the 100-300 apo.

one thing i have noticed is that it does over expose with the flash and you have to turn the flash exp down manually to get the desired affect.

I have added some of my photos on the lens page.

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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