Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical A-mount lens review by homo07

reviewer#2776 date: Sep-25-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 2
overall: 3.8
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 17-35/2.8-4 EX, Minolta 24/2.8, Canon 14/2.8 II
price paid:440 Euro (new)
positive:Very well built.
Good contrast and nice colors.
Very good sharpness.
Excellent handling.
Minimal focal distance.
Rear filter set up (I dont like it).
Distortion (just to have mentioned it)
comment:Generally a very good lens. Sharpness and contrast is good, stopped down very good, of course with an unavoidable decent to the border. On a digital body (crop) its nearly negligible, on film it might be troublesome...I shot some reportages and it didn´t matter anytime.

The flare is the very huge problem of this lense, because of the really big front element. Shooting outdoor against the sun might be a problem. Stopping down doesn´t help, so you have to live with that.

In general I am very happy with that lens and I just can recommend it. For ultra wide it is an excellent solution for minolta/sony-bodys. Of course it can´t take on the excellent lenses from Canon or Nikon( sorry for that), but...who cares for that price ... ;)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.11
  • color: 4.36
  • build: 4.79
  • distortion: 3.93
  • flare control: 2.79
  • overall: 3.99 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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