Sigma 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 Aspherical UC A-mount lens review by Big Bob

reviewer#10909 date: Feb-5-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:18-70mm kit lens
50mm F1.7
35-105mm F3.5-4.5
75-300mm F4.5-56
price paid:75.00 USD
positive:Inexpensive, light weight, sharp, good color
negative:Flare control, 82mm filters
comment:Very pleased with this lens for general landscape work. Colors appear slightly deeper than my Minolta lenses. Much sharper than the kit lens, but not quite up to the F1.7 and definitly not the 35-105. But on my 6MP Konica Minolta will produce a good 13" X 19" print. A good addition for the price.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 4.05
  • color: 4.20
  • build: 3.70
  • distortion: 3.60
  • flare control: 3.30
  • overall: 3.77 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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