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

reviewer#8044 date: Oct-5-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 1
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.2
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:150GBP
metal mount.
negative:AF gear breaks easily.
construction and appearance should be better.
chromatic aberration.
comment:Stinking lens, the autofocus was broken in a matter of a week and at most 500 photos. Until it broke the AF is also highlighted in all, this lens will buy recommended by a friend, what a failure, had read that broke the AF gear but thought it was fake. Not recommend it to anyone. I've read that also happens to APO version of this same model, not only about the minolta mount 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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