Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro A-mount lens review by LuisLopes320

reviewer#3152 date: Jan-7-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
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:sigma 28-70mm f2.8
sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5
minolta 50mm f/1.4
price paid:110€ New
Good Build, no ratlle
Nice sharp up to 180mm steped down
When AF locks, it's exactly right
Nice macro
negative:Very slow AF
Often miss subject, try cacthing a bird on movement
Very low contrast
comment:Everything is said above, i would just add that the build quality of this lens is very very good for the price, and when i say low contrast, i mean that i have to put my D7D in +2 on contrast to have the same apperence with 50mm f1.4 with the setting on -1, just to give an idea.. Still good business

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 3.59
  • color: 3.69
  • build: 3.00
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 3.63 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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