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

reviewer#3404 date: Mar-26-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:
price paid:Ł200
negative:a little soft wide open
comment:OK so its not a G lens but at around 1/8th of the cost of a new G lens that isn't a surprise

A little soft wide open but that isn't a problem with candid portraits or on stage shots which I use it for

Coupled with in body stabilisation it's a great low light lens for a reasonable price

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.21
  • color: 4.21
  • build: 4.71
  • distortion: 4.71
  • flare control: 4.43
  • overall: 4.46 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania