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

reviewer#5458 date: May-26-2009
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:100
positive:I'm just flabbergasted by Sigma's poor customer service. I got nothing but excuse after excuse regarding this poorly designed product.
negative:Build quality is horrible. My a300 stripped the AF gear after less than 200 shots.
comment:While I was able to get a few nice shots with this lens, it simply didn't last. I ended up with a stripped AF gear very soon after purchasing it. I spent more time and effort into getting this lens repaired than I think it's worth.

Sometimes the saying "you get what you pay for" truly holds true.

My advice would be to spend the extra money to get a better quality product...and service.

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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