Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC A-mount lens review by Falconx

reviewer#1125 date: Aug-27-2006
sharpness: 2.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 2
flare control: 4
overall: 3.3
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-105 (D) f3.5-4.5
KM 18-70 f3.5-5.6
KM 28-75 f2.8
Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6
price paid:€150 (second hand)
positive:Focal range
comment:Did several tests with these 5 lenses at 18, 24 and 28mm at f5.6, f8 and f11.
The sigma came out the worst on all tests, even the 18-70 kit lens gave me sharper pictures. corner sharpness and distortion were very bad. Bought second hand, sold it very quickly. Do not recomend

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 30
  • sharpness: 3.85
  • color: 4.13
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 3.53
  • flare control: 3.90
  • overall: 3.92 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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