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

reviewer#11453 date: Nov-8-2013
sharpness: 2.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 1
flare control: 3
overall: 2.5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:SEL1628
Nikon 50/1.8 Ais
price paid:80GBP
positive:Light
Ultra Wide Angle on FF
Manual Aperture Ring
Small
Cheap
Great focal range
negative:Sharpness
Vignetting
Manual Focus feel is not good
comment:Used on Nex5 + Lens Turbo as I was looking to get wide,
so no autocorrection of the lens from the camera.
Results are simply awfull. Not so sharp in the center, borders are a disaster. Vignetting is also pretty bad. Even with correction in SW it was impossible to get anything decent out of it. I guess this is why there is not much info on this lens on the web.

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
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