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

reviewer#9968 date: Feb-23-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:sigma 18-125mm
Minolta 70-210mm F4
Minolta 50mm f1.7
sony 18-55mm
sigma 400mm f5.6
price paid:£75.00
build quality
push pull zoom !
negative:slow AF
some CA
comment:as mentioned over here, early serials is not going to work on Sony bodies, however, I re-chipped it by using another chip from old lens.
the AF is slow but not that bad, you can still get decent pictures with it.
the lens is sharpest at 135mm with f2.8 but 1 stop would make a difference in the picture quality.
I love the fact that I have constant aperture of f2.8 between 75-135mm, that makes it a nice lens for portrait.
well you can have lots of fun for little money !
I would recommend it but bear in mind its not one of those expensive lenses for action, sport and best optics, its just a budget lens with f2.8 !

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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