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

reviewer#4778 date: Jan-31-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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:Sony SAL 75-300mm
Sigma AF 70-300mm APO
price paid:
positive:Bright lens.
Fast focusing.
negative:Build (see comments).
comment:We have had this lens for about 15 years. We have used it on a number of Minola Maxxum bodies and just recently the Sony Alpha a100.

It is a great lens for lower lighting and is very sharp even wide open. The all metal construction is very tough ... I have many dents on it to prove it.
It can be found cheap on eBay in comparison to other f/2.8 lenses.

After some years the internal screws became lose causing the lens assembly to wobble... I had to disassemble the lens and tighten the screws (the hardest part was putting the front element back in the correct position).

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