Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#46972 date: Jan-4-2024
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC
Samyang 12 F2
Sigma 12-24 EX DG HSM
Opteka 15 F4
Rokinon 16 F2
Sony E 16 F2.8
Tamron 17-28 F2.8 RXD
Tamron SP 17-35 F2.8-4
Tokina AF 17 F3.5
Samyang AF 18 F2.8
Sigma 19 F2.8 DN Art
Sigma 20 F1.8 EX DG
Tamron 20 F2.8 OSD
Sony E 20 F2.8
Minolta AF 20 F2.8 & RS
Tokina AF 20-35 F3.5-4.5 I & II
Canon EF 22-55 F4-5.6 USM
Sigma 24 F1.8 EX DG HSM
Sony Distagon 24 F2 ZA SSM
Tamron 24 F2.8 OSD M1:2
Samyang AF 24 F2.8
Minolta AF 24 F2.8
Sigma AF 24 F2.8 II
Discover/Neewer 25 F1.8
Canon EF 28 F1.8 USM
Sigma 28 F1.8 HS & EX DG
Minolta MD & AF 28 F2
Sony FE 28 F2
Canon EF 28 F2.8 IS USM
Minolta/Sony AF 28 F2.8
price paid:700 USD (new)
Quick, quiet focusing
Lens Compensation
Limited range
MF override switch
Lack of sealing
72mm filter size
comment:After enjoying the 28-70mm and 100-400mm DG DN Contemporary zooms, I decided to try the wide-angle zoom. I made a Greentoe offer like I had done with the Tamron 17-28 mm. "MADE IN JAPAN"

The Sigma is slightly larger and heavier than the Tamron. It is arguably more of an internal zoom since the front element is fixed unlike the Tamron. The rear element moves in the same direction as the Tamron when zooming. The Sigma is easier to mount--perhaps due to gasket differences. Sigma continues to use the non-native zoom direction. The zoom action may be somewhat lighter than the Tamron. The filter size is larger than the other DG DN Contemporary zooms.

The Sigma is somewhat better aligned than the Tamron. The long end is especially sharper.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.30

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