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REVIEW: Sigma Zoom 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-04-23

Sigma Zoom 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6

Specs:

Focal length:
80-200mm
Weight:
450g
Aperture:
f/4.5 to f/22
6 bladed aperure
Mount:
M42
But can also be found with other mounts.
Closest Focus:
1m (3.3ft)
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)
Filter Size:
52mm



Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6


Bokeh
80mm              
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6
              200mm
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6


Close Focus
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6



Digital
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Download full size image. Here
80mm

135mm

200mm
f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Youtube clip showing test images above in 100% cropped at center and corner.
Also in its original res.

Sigma Zoom 80-200mm
                                              f/4.5-5.6



Bokeh
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6


Flare / Backlight
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6 Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6
Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6 Sigma Zoom
                                                      80-200mm
                                                      f/4.5-5.6



Extra Sample
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6
Sigma
                                                          Zoom 80-200mm
                                                          f/4.5-5.6



Filming
Sigma Zoom 80-200mm
                                            f/4.5-5.6


Build quality

Very well made and are nice and solid exept for the aperture ring wich is plastic.


Conclusion

Sharpness wide open is not all that great but stop it down and it's quite nice.
But around 200mm are however a little softer.
Find the bokeh to look nice in the most part but a little rough in others.
Flare and backlight is handled quite well.

Weighs 450g so it's quite light but still nice and solid for the most part.
Another nice plus is the 1m (3.3ft) closest focus.
Which gives a reproduction ratio of 1:3.7 at 200mm on a full frame camera.

A lens I would put this in the good lens for the money category.
These are usually very cheap but was still a decent image quality and are will built.


Thumbs up:
Decent image quality stopped down
Build quality exept for the aperture ring
Closest focus of 1m (3.3ft)
Flare & Backlight
Value for the money


Thumbs down:
Sharpness wide open
200mm is also a little soft at all aperture


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Technical Info

Analogue
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Kodak Tmax 100 & AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak Xtol

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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