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

reviewer#3366 date: Mar-16-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 2
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 own this lens
compared to:70-210 f4.5-5.6 Minolta
80-200 f4.5-5.6 Minolta
70-200 G
price paid:110.00
positive:Very Sharp
Great colors

Covers a great range

Hunts at full zoom
comment: Turns out to be a great portrait lens. Very sharp clean colorful pictures. @300mm it does hunt a little. With a 2x teleconverter it takes very respectable pictures@600mm. Compared to the Minolta 70-210 and the 80-200 I think it blows them out of the water in sharpness and color! Poor quality build with a company that won't back there products.

Edited for lens breaking after exactly 1 year.

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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