Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro A-mount lens review by ciupo35

reviewer#9764 date: Jan-7-2012
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:ZA 85/1.4
Tokina 100/2.8
price paid:~500 USD
positive:Very sharp at all apertures,
no distortion,
no CA
negative:Hood mount
comment:Incredibly sharp corner-to-corner on full frame camera, even if wide open. Small vignette at F2.8. No BF/FF problems.
Colors are different than Minolta, but rather neutral. Good bokeh. Focus limiter is very useful. If you need sharp images without any distortions, it is the lens for you :)

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania