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

reviewer#11648 date: Jan-30-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:I don't have a prime to compare it against
18-70mm Sony
50mm Minolta f1.7
24-105mm D Minolta
price paid:£180
positive:Solid and well built lens though a bit large and weighty compared to older Minolta and Sigma prime lenses. Looks the business on the camera.
negative:Takes up quite a bit of room in the bag to carry around
comment:I love this lens get it if you can find one!
Ideal for portraits on APS-C and close up macro work it's cool

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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