Sigma 70-210mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by Mike7D

reviewer#1070 date: Aug-7-2006
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 100-300APO
price paid:
positive:Good image quality, smooth zoom action, solid/heavy but a good balance with 7D.
negative:Very slow focusing on 7 and 7D, noisy focusing. Lacking a little "punch" in images. Rechipping needed for 7.
comment:I like using it as much as possible on the 7D except on fast moving subjects (slow focus) but gives very sharp images but they lack that certain wow factor.
Good second hand purchase but check it works with 7 and 7D as they use the old chip. Mine was rechipped free of charge by Sigma.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 15
  • sharpness: 4.23
  • color: 4.20
  • build: 4.73
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.40
  • overall: 4.45 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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