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

reviewer#8159 date: Oct-29-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Beercan
Sigma 70-300
Minolta 100-300
price paid:600 EUR (new)
positive:AF speed
Sharp from f3.5
Accurate focus
negative:Heavy and large (it cannot be overlooked)
Plastic hood
Purple fringing at f2.8
comment:Great lens for portraits.

Colors are not from Minolta.

The tripod mount clutters for handling the focus ring. It should be possible to remove it.

Edit: I must say that the collar can be removed, just turning the knob and pulling it out. Thanks, Guido.

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
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