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

reviewer#7601 date: Jun-24-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 50 1.4, Sony 11-18, Minolta 28-80
price paid:€640 (new)
positive:-F2.8
-HSM accuracy and speed
-AF override
-build like a tank
-Optically really good
-Amazing value for money
negative:-Heavy
comment:What a great lens!
Even though I was spoiled with the sharpness of the Sigma 50/1.4 I find this piece of glass really sharp.
Build quality is from the same high standard, and with 50% of the price and having 90% of what the Sony lens has to offer it's a true bargain.

Disadvantages are its large weight (1300g) and size, both are normal for 70-200 lenses (the Sigma even is 1cm shorter than most 70-200s).

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
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