Sigma 75-200mm F2.8-3.5 A-mount lens review by Fivepin
|Fivepin#12002 date: Oct-16-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
70- 210 Tamron 19AH
|price paid:||180 CAD|
|positive:||F2.8 to 135mm|
Works well with 1.4 and 1.7 teleconverters.
|negative:||Vignette on full frame|
1.3m minimum focus.
Slight contrast loss wide open (easy fix post)
slight purple fringe (not as bad as my Minolta 135)
Slow Auto focus not usable for sports
|comment:||This lens purchase was a compromise. I really wanted a new 70-200 f2.8. I didn't want to pay the $1400 price or carry the extra weight. I was delighted to find an EX copy of this lens and my price includes tax and shipping. My version has a serial number starting with 1 and works on both my A77 and my A99 flawlessly. The focus on this lens is fast. The lens is sharp. Not as sharp as a prime, but really sharp. Edit: After a month of use for portraits I have to say...may very well be as sharp as my primes. Very usable wide open. Solid metal lens that is built to last. Another thing that surprised me was the focus noise. It is not as loud as the other reviews here had me thinking it would be. I am very impressed with the Bokeh of this lens as well. Very smooth. Lens focuses with a 1.7 Promaster and 1.4 Tamron converter as well.|