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

reviewer#399 date: Jan-10-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.3
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:
price paid:
positive:excellent at 70mm, this lens is perfectly usable up to 120mm.
negative:weak at 220-300mm, very soft.
comment:if you want a lens that's perfect from 70mm to approx. 120mm, very good until 180mm and "reasonable" until 220mm, get this one. For the money it's worth it.

It' plastic and light, don't expect the "EX" quality with this low budget lens.

I didn't test flare coz I have no shots with a liught source in front of the camera. Will update this.

Macro 2:1 is a nice addon feature to this tele-lens.

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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