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REVIEW: Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-04-26

Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Specs:

Lens:
70-210mm

Weight:
485g

Aperture:
f/4.5 to f/32
6 bladed aperure

Mount:
Pentax K
Closest Focus:
1m (3.3ft)

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)



Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
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70mm

135mm

210mm
f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32


Bokeh
70mm              
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
              210 mm
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC


Flare / Backlight
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC



Digital
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
70mm

135mm

210mm
f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

f/4.5f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32


Bokeh
70mm              
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
               210mm
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC

Flare / Backlight
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC


Filming
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC



Sample
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC
Sigma Zoom-K II 70-210mm f/4.5 MC



Build quality

Very nice and solid.
Nice feel to it except for the aperture ring which is plastic.


Conclusion

Renders very well and sharpness is not bad at all.
But you do lose some of that sharpness at 210mm and bigger apertures.

Overall a very nice lens.


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Image quality
Bokeh
Closest Focus: 1m (3.3ft)


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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

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

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