Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro A-mount lens review by robrwy

reviewer#44431 date: Nov-25-2019
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:A vast number of Minolta A-mount lenses
price paid:£56
positive:reasonably sharp (see comments)
macro 1:2
solid construction
ideal for wildlife photography and some landscape
negative:AF hardly functions. Constant hunting unless excellent light.
Contrast a bit lacking
For me , its heavy and bulky , a matter of opinion I guess
Rather unbalanced on E mount cameras
comment:Sharpness ids a relative concept. If you shoot handheld at 200mm plus you will almost certainly get unsharp images. But on a tripod this lens has reasonable and acceptable sharpness. In any case its a bit heavy and bulky for a walk around lens. I've had it for 6 years .It has its uses and I intend to keep it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 3.75
  • color: 4.30
  • build: 3.50
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 3.90
  • overall: 3.89 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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