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

reviewer#3204 date: Jan-24-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4
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:Minolta 100-300 xi 4.5-5.6
Minolta 28-105 xi 3.5-4.5
price paid:102 US (used)
positive:Sharp, well-built
comment:Works fine with the A700 I recently purchased (serial #1000xxx). I was concerned that I would have problems with it because of the low serial #; don't think that will be the case. It also will AF with a 2X TC. I will give this lens a workout this weekend (shooting basketball games indoors). AF is quick with this lens, even with the push-pull zoom. I'll see what happens during the bball shoot. I'm giving the build a 4 because of a little wobble at the back of the lens due to the overall weight; it could benefit from a mount of some kind. Overall, I think it's a best buy.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania