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

reviewer#4850 date: Feb-12-2009
sharpness: 1
color: 1
build: 4
distortion: 1
flare control: 1
overall: 1.6
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 DT 4-5.6/55-200
price paid:79 USD (ebay)
positive:All in metal - built to last.
negative:Is not compatible with a350.
comment:I was looking for a brighter lens than my kit Sony DT 4-5.6/55-200, but I did not want to pay the price for a 2.8 70-200...

I stumbled upon this lens on e-bay, but at the time I was not aware that certain old Sigma lenses had a chip compatibility problem with the newer Sony bodies.

My lens is serial number 1010736 and it definately does not work with my a350. When I attach it to the camera body, I get a "no lens attached" warning on my display!

So I disassembled it:

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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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