Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Review

July 28, 2020 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 300mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS lens was attached to a Sony A7 III camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 300mm

Centre sharpness is a little soft wide-open at f/6.3. Both the centre and the edge remain high through from f/8 to f/16, with f/22 to f/29 being adversely affected by diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/6.3 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/29 f16.jpg f16.jpg