Sigma 21-35mm F3.5-4.2 A-mount lens review by ferretracer

reviewer#3626 date: May-25-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.7
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70 Kit lens
price paid:
positive:Range, build
negative:no AF on mine, had to turn off shutter lock, color, sharpness
comment:I love the range and build of this lens. The color is OK, not much better than the SOny 18-60 kit. The AF does not work on my a700 nor does it register as being attached. I had to turn off the shutter lock. That being said, I can only control the shutter speed. I have only taken about 10-15 shots with this lens as of 5/08. If my impression changes greatly with use of this lens, I will change my review.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.33
  • flare control: 3.42
  • overall: 4.34 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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