Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical A-mount lens review by homo07
|homo07#2776 date: Sep-25-2007|
flare control: 2
|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.
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 ... ;)