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

reviewer#1912 date: Mar-5-2007
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-85
Vivitar (Cosina) 19-35
price paid:Ł40
positive:Cheap, light, wide angle (esp on film) for taking photos in cramped spaces
negative:Build quality really is cheap and cheerful. Barrel distortion, loads of flare
comment:I bought this lens in a moment of madness and sold it again quickly. I thought a Sigma lens would be better than the Vivitar 19-35 that I got with my 7D. Boy I was wrong! This really is cheap and cheerful and it is no wonder that Sigma have superceded it with a better lens!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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania