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

reviewer#11262 date: Jul-22-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta AF 35-80 F4-5.6 Power Zoom
Sigma 28-70 F/3.5-4.5 UC
price paid:100 USD
positive:sharp, very light, compact, range on APS-C
negative:82 mm filters
comment:This lens is pretty sharp even wide open and razor sharp above F8. My copy is actually pretty sharp at 18mm, corner to corner even at F3.5. Excellent performance for such a low-cost lens. This lens produces nice colours and contrast. In terms of value for money you would find it difficult to better this lens. On APS-C it's quite usable wide open because the corners aren't that important anymore. The range is very useful on APS-C. I'm very pleased with this lens. AF is faster then the AF from the minolta and sony kit lens.

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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