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

reviewer#44355 date: Aug-20-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 28 f2. 8
Minolta 50 f1. 7
Minolta 35-70 f4
Minolta 70-210 f4
Sigma 50 f2. 8 macro
Minolta 35-105 N
Sony 85 f2. 8
Minolta 135 f2. 8
Sony 50 1.8 FE
Sony 28-70 OSS FE
price paid:£66
positive:ultra wide lens on full frame
Good sharpness at 18mm
Well managed distortion
Good AF
negative:Flare if you are not carefull
82mm diameter for hood
Not a fast lens
The colours are not worm enough like Minolta's one
comment:I bought this lens because is extra wide on full frame and accually I am happy to keep it. The colours are not to my taste but I easily corrected it on camera settings. Good and correct AF on day light and insight but is slow lens. Flear is visible if you take picture against sun but this is ultra wide lens and I expected this to happen. I used my hand to shade and had better pictures. I do not have hood for it and I am intending to buy one. The lens is not isolated so do not use it arround a lot of dust or rain. There are better ultra wide lenses out there but for 10-20 times the price which I think is ridiculous.

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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