Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by der dickgg

reviewer#10370 date: Jul-9-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:No other macro lenses tested
price paid:eur. 225 (mint)
positive:Sharp, sharp, very sharp and all other qualities are also good. Focus limiter is very usefull. Protective hood.
comment:Prime lenses can't be beaten when it comes to sharpness. Since I bought the A77 I surely see differences. So in the future I will use the primes more often. It gives enough room for cropping when you have 24 mp. On FF the 70mm is a bit short for 'wildlife' macro but ideal for repro purposes

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 39
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.82
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.79
  • overall: 4.88 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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