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.
Heavy.
Good contrast and nice colors.
Very good sharpness.
Excellent handling.
Price.
Minimal focal distance.
negative:Flare.
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
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