Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX APO IF A-mount lens review by jawaman
|jawaman#44312 date: Jun-8-2019|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||sony 70-200 f/2.8 (SAL70200G1)|
|price paid:||Euro 500|
|positive:||Great sharpness, lovely bokeh, coming very close to sony 70-200 2.8 |
price for sure, lovely build
internal focus, non-rotating front element, 77mm filter size, dark finish colour,
traditional motor drive
1.8m minimum focus distance
|comment:||Fantastic lens. I have Upgraded recently for pre-loved Sony version. After the comparable test when the Sony arrived the Sigma keep very well in sharpness from 70mm to 200mm. At 135mm even exceed sharpness compare the Sony version.|
The negative point of Sigma is Chromatic aberration which is very noticeable due to lack of lastest coating and minimum focus distance 1.8m. In the sharpness, the Sigma is very close behind the Sony lens, we are talking about pixel peeping result. In print hard to notice any difference. Sony is just Slightly ahead but not for the money.
An area where Sony exceed sigma is SSM drive, modern design and all focusing points work with Sony A99 and A99II plus focus lock faster with the Sony version.
But if you like Great value for your money the Sigma is a great choice and would not disappoint. The Sigma version cost around Eur400 and the Sony 70-200G1 about Eur1000 pre-loved.