Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro A-mount lens review by Phil Wood
|Phil Wood#44375 date: Sep-26-2019|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 75-300 (all)|
Minolta 100-300 (original and xi)
Minolta 70-210 (all)
|price paid:||12 GBP|
|comment:||This is not a great lens, as someone who is not very impressed by Minolta's efforts in this range it was interesting to try a lens that is worse than the worst of them. The one redeeming feature is a reasonable macro range (1:3).|
The build quality seems more substantial than the later Minoltas - but there is the ever present concern about the plastic gearing that so many report problems with. Mine came with a large lens hood which is rather loose fitting, it doesn't click into place, just rattles a bit!
I cannot recommend this lens when the Minoltas are so cheap.
Of all my zooms in this range (list above) the 100-300mm xi gives the best IQ 200-300 and the beercan (70-210mm f4) is the pick overall.