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

reviewer#2692 date: Sep-3-2007
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:minolta beercan, minolta 80-200hs, 85/1.4, tamron 90/2.8, sigma 70-200ex, sigma 100-300/4
price paid:
positive:Very sharp losing just a bit at 200 wide open. Great build quality
negative:Autofocus is slower compared to the EX versions. Colors and contrast not quite as good as the minolta G lenses.
comment:Great cheap alternative to the later models or minolta 2.8's. Autofocus does not have a switch/clutch so it turns the ring -- makes it louder and a touch slower than the later models.

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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