Sigma 75-200mm F2.8-3.5 A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#6207 date: Oct-9-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 70-210 F4
price paid:
positive:Solid build, cheapest fast telezoom available, quite good sharpness, bokeh
negative:Colors are not that great, rotary filter ring, push-pull zoom goes loose in time
comment:I compare it to beercan because it seems to be its closest competitor. Apart of some "halo" effect wide open, this is quite sharp lens, arm to arm with beercan and - last but not least - 1 stop faster from 70 to 140 mm. Colors are not that nice as with Minolta lens but still very good, CA control somewhat better. Takes 67mm filters, dedicated hood must be screwed in filter ring. If I had to choose to keep this one or beercan only, I would be confused which is better!

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