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

reviewer#4609 date: Jan-2-2009
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:Minolta 28-75 F2.8
price paid:358 CDN
positive:Sharp, great build, fast focus
negative:Lense hood is kind of useless, filter thread isn't 55mm
comment:The focus is very fast when using spot on a high contrast object. It can hunt for awhile if not used properly. The focus ring is nice for MF.

The lense hood allows a 77mm filter but I don't see the use. I like clip on lense hoods but this one is a screw in and I rarely use it.

It's hard to rate colour but I didn't have a problem and it could be corrected in PP.

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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