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

reviewer#6016 date: Sep-8-2009
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:Minolta 24-105mm
Minolta 20-35mm
Minolta 100-300mm
Canon 70-300mm
price paid:850
positive:Sharp enough
Good colors
Fast focus at light
Solid build
negative:The auto focus is noisy and hunts badly at low light
Soft focus at 2.8 but probably it is quite good for portraits
It is a little blur at the long end
comment:Great lens for this money, excellent colors, razor sharp from 4.0. Really not always suitable for traveling because of heavy weight.

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