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

reviewer#6729 date: Jan-11-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:250 euro
positive:Super sharp
Love its color
perfect for landscape
negative:not really
comment:I love this lens...The first big difference was the drastic increase in the overall quality of my pictures respect the kit lens at Wide 18mm (not really an accomplishment, I know). I tried this lens in 3 different stores until I found a good deal for it, and I have to say that all the samples I was offered to test worked finely.

I have only had problems with flare when nearly including the sun into the frame; CA is extremely well controlled too and you won't be finding much of it.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania