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

reviewer#3977 date: Aug-17-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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:KM 11-18 (and number of lenses with less wide focal lengths)
price paid:
positive:- Wide view
- Fast (F2.8)
- Solid build
negative:- Prone to flares
- Minimal integrated sun hood
- Clumsy lens cap
- EXIF information says 15 mm
comment:After a little disappointment with KM 11-18 super-wide angle zoom, I bought an used copy of Sigma 14/2.8 in near mint condition. And I found it much superior, sure there is some distortion (expected with this focal length) and it catches lens flares quite easily, but overall I find the picture quality is very good.

Update after using this also with α-900: on 35 mm film-sized sensor the view is really wide and distortions look even more obvious - at least when there is subjects with straight lines.

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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