Sigma 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 APO A-mount lens review by rowivision

reviewer#4301 date: Oct-30-2008
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:beercan
price paid:125 Euro (new)
positive:Really nice focal range
1:2 Macro
negative:Slow (hunting) AF
comment:This was one of my first lenses for the Dynax 700si. I have had a lot fun with it and did some really nice shots with that film camera.

On the A200 AF was hunting a lot and it seemed to me that the results were not really sharp, so i changed it for a used beercan and that was really a good decision. The beercan is some steps ahead in AF and sharpness.

It has a switch to allow for macro shooting up to 1:2 scale, but here I advise to use manual focus because the camera sometimes focusses from one extreme to the other which needs some time...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.10 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania