Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#10671 date: Nov-8-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 24 f/2.8
Minolta 28 f/2.8
Sony DT 35 f/1.8
Minolta 50 f/1.4
Sony DT 50 f/1.8
Minolta 135 f/2.8
price paid:340 USD
positive:Nice creamy bokeh, really sharp, focus limiter. This is my sharpest lens.
negative:Noisy and slow focus, but who is auto-focusing macro anyway? Build is not as sturdy as some old Minolta lenses. Can double as portrait lens.
comment:Bought on Swedish tradera for 2300 SEK (340 USD) as second hand lens.

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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