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

reviewer#8549 date: Jan-21-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Minolta 70-210 f/4 "beer can"
Minolta 100-400 APO f/4.5-6.7
price paid:799 USD (new)
positive:+ Sharp
+ Very good build quality
+ Fast
+ Silent focus
+ f/2.8 from 70 to 200
+ Cheaper than Sony 70-200 f/2.8
negative:- Heavy
comment:This is the best lens I ever owned. It's incredible sharp, very high build quality. Came with a bag and lens hood. If you attach a filter it won't spin when focusing. The only negative point so far is the weight and the best.. it cost half of Sony's 70-200 f/2.8

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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