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

reviewer#6462 date: Nov-25-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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:Tamron 10-24
Sigma 20 1,8
price paid:375 EUR (Mint)
positive:Sharp!!! Even wideopen!
negative:Prone to flare!
comment:Have in mind i use it on Aps-c, on FF it probably go pretty soft at edges and corners. But my sharpnes-tating is mostlu based on center-sharpness. And in the center its REALLY sharp at 2,8!!! Dont think smaller appertures do much in rhe center at all, but in corners you will have to have f 5.6 or f8 to achive topp-sharpnes.

Ireally love Sigma EX-build!!!

It feels like holding a rock!

I have no experiance of filteruse but i heard that with the extra filterholder in front, you are going to have some cornerdarkness....

I mainly use it for interiors, so i hav`nt had anu problems with flare or vinjetting at all 8)

If you need a really sollid and very good wideangle for ff and aps-c, go for this one!!! I first bought the Tamron 10-24, but soon i felt disapointed with the performance, and sold it and went for the sigma. Ihave not regret it even a litle thats for shore!

Excuse my bad english.....

rating summary

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  • 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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