Sigma 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 APO A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#8947 date: Apr-19-2011
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:70-210 F4
price paid:
positive:1:2 macro switch, quite fast, AF works with x1,4 and x1,7 TC
negative:Not very sharp
comment:I once had this lens. It's quite similar in size and weight to more popular Sigma 70-300 DL and shares similar 1:2 macro feature. Thanks to better speed it is useful with 1,4-1,7x TC in AF mode, thus you can reach almost 1:1 macro. Sharpness is not that great wide open, you should close it to F8-F11 to achieve really good results. Anyway, you can do some nice portrait work with this lens too.

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
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