Sigma 75-200mm F2.8-3.5 A-mount lens review by dbrummag

reviewer#10812 date: Jan-1-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:120 USD
positive:F/2.8 at 75-135mm
Solid Metal
negative:None at this price
comment:I bought this lens on Ebay, copy number 10062xx taking a chance that it just might AF with my a65. To my delight, I put it on that body and it focused straight to infinity. From what I have put together from others, all copies of this lens seem to be fully functioning on a65 and a77 bodies, not just copies 1016xxxx and later. If you get this lens to AF with your body, you have a lens of easily $500-700+ value. Not the quality of a G lens, a little better than an APO version of Sigma's f/2.8 70-210mm. Image quality is good at f/2.8 but improves at f/4 (like about every lens). I would suggest buying a copy if you have an a65 or a77. I use it most to photograph high school sports.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 34
  • sharpness: 4.32
  • color: 4.21
  • build: 4.41
  • distortion: 4.12
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.11 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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