Sigma 75-200mm F2.8-3.5 A-mount lens review by 1hander

reviewer#2735 date: Sep-16-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:70-210 f4 beercan
price paid:free
great colors
fast focus
collects lost of light
negative:a bit heavy (no biggy for me)
push pull zoom
no hood
comment:I got this for free in a tamron lens buy. serial number oddly enouph is 1016xxx, its not supposed to work on the a100 but boy does it. I thought it would be a bust, but i was pleasantly surprised to find that it is in fact a very very good piece of glass. The build is all metal and very sturdy, i love it. Not very fond of the push pull zoom, but i can deal with it.
It is a bit on the heavy side, heavier than the beercan but ive grown used to it. The focus on my copy is fast as hell, it rarely over or undershoots, but recovers quickly when it does. My copy is sharp , sharp, sharp... contrast is good, colors are really good. I didnt notice any CA or flare even without a hood but i was shooting from under covering and i didnt challenge it mucxh with sunlight.
I did notice that this lens lets in lots of light, so shutter speeds are really high if you need them. The photos are very usable a 2.8 but get really good at f4 and smaller.
If you can get your hands on one easily and dont want to spend alot, this lens is good....really good. Even though i am a beginner, i recommend it highly.

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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