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

reviewer#8218 date: Nov-9-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Sony 700-300G
price paid:799
positive:sharp at 2.8
good versitility with TC
solid build
negative:heavy, but not relatively speaking
comment:This lens is another good one from sigma. I did have to send back for a front focus issue that was resolved and turned around within a weeks time. Such a good range for kids and the TC adds great flexiblilty- 1.4 tc is sharp one stop down and 2x is still good in good light stopped down to F8. Bokeh is really nice too

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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