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

reviewer#5588 date: Jun-24-2009
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:sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 ex dc
sigma 24-70mm 2.8 ex dg macro
sigma 70-200mm 2.8 ex hsm II macro
sony 18-70mm kit lens
sony 75-300mm 4.5-5.6
Minolta Beercan
Minolta 200mm hs g
price paid:450 usd
positive:incredible IQ
Quick AF, very little hunting
negative:none realy
Kind of an odd filter size at 62mm.
I don't like the lens hood.
comment:whow, one of the first lens that I bought for my A200 and I will never get rid of it. It takes incredible pictures. It is the lens that I use for portrait shots. It is in the top five best lens for the money in my opinion. All the other review are right. It is right up there in IQ to the 200mm hs G. Colors are not minolta but they are damn good.

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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