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

reviewer#9010 date: May-12-2011
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:
price paid:270 Euros 2nd hand
positive:- sharpness
- colours
- contrast
- build (exception: hood)
- precise MF possible
negative:- screwed hood
comment:Very good lens. The main (and only) flaw is the hood whci has to be screwed to the front filter mount and can't be fixed reversed to the lens. Luckily it isn't all that important as the front element is quite retracted.

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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