Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DL Macro A-mount lens review by s.khai

reviewer#6320 date: Nov-3-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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 USD
positive:cheap, reliable, quite sharp
negative:slow focus in low light, macro only at 300mm increased focusing distance
comment:personally i feel this lens is a good zoom for users on a serious budget. been using this for landscaping and also motor/sports action shots on my A200 and were satisfied with the results.

sharpness can be adjusted a little by increasing sharpness in post processing programs.

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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