Sigma 28mm F1.8 Aspherical High-Speed A-mount lens review by QuietOC

reviewer#44119 date: Aug-23-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 Distagon 24 F2 ZA SSM
Sigma AF 24 F2.8 II
Minolta AF 24 F2.8
Discover 25 F1.8
Sigma 28 F1.8 HS & EX DG
Minolta MD & AF 28 F2
Sony FE 28 F2
Minolta/Sony AF 28 F2.8
Neewer 28 F2.8
Sigma 30 F1.4 EX DC
Sigma 30 F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Neewer 35 F1.2
Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C & Mini
Kaxinda 35 F1.7
Sony E 35 F1.8 OSS
Sony DT 35 F1.8 SAM
Minolta AF 35 F2
Vivitar 35 F2.8
Minolta MC 35 F2.8
price paid:95 USD (open box)
positive:Fairly compact
Sturdy reversible petal hood
negative:Minor tilt
comment:I am not sure why this nice little lens was replaced by the much larger EX DG lens in 2004. The database here has a duplicate ZEN listing, which looks identical to this lens other than the removal of the distance window. My lens looks identical to the Zen version in the 1993 Sigma catalog.

The focus throw and minimum focus distance are the same as the Minolta/Sony 28mm primes.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.25
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.52
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