Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG APO MACRO HSM A-mount lens review by AVLB
|AVLB#44522 date: May-22-2020|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 70-400|
|price paid:||£350 used|
Nice lens hood
Not too heavy
|negative:||Must use MFA to get sharp images|
|comment:||This was my first full frame lens purchased used. I paired it with my SLT-68, but was disappointed at the focus. Certainly fast at focussing, but the results were not tack sharp. Discovered (and see the Sigma comments about this lens) that it is not fully compatible with SLTs. However, after doing a MFA adjustment of +8, the focus was perfect. Now paired with an A850, I found this too needed the same amount of MFA. If your camera does not have the MFA in the menu, such as my SLT-58, this lens will never be sharp on it.|
Produces some really great shots and if reach is not a problem, I often take this out in favour of the 50% heavier Sony 70-400.
Not sure why this version II is rated lower than the version I, but apart from the MFA issue, I cannot fault this lens.