Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG APO MACRO HSM A-mount lens review by Cav

reviewer#7429 date: May-12-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Beer can
Sony 75-300
Sony DT 18-250mm
price paid:749 USD (new)
positive:Good price for what you get
comment:I've had this lense for just over a year now. It performs well at pro sporting events and in the back yard with the kids equally.

My copy was soft at 200. It's only something I noticed when getting really close to flowers and such at the long end. Shoot a little wider and the sharpness returns. I don't see this with any other lense on my a700.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 48
  • sharpness: 4.47
  • color: 4.56
  • build: 4.85
  • distortion: 4.73
  • flare control: 4.44
  • overall: 4.61 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania