Sigma 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 Aspherical UC A-mount lens review by falconwhisper
|falconwhisper#7084 date: Mar-14-2010|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-55|
Minolta 28 2.8
|price paid:||53 USD (used)|
|positive:||Excellent sharpness & color|
|negative:||Hard to control flare|
|comment:||Bought this lens on eBay because I wanted a lower-light capable lens but still wanted the wide-angle capabilities, and haven't been disappointed. I have used it both on my Sony a380 and on my Minolta Maxxum bodies; color is excellent, and at 18mm it is much sharper than any of the Sony lenses I have had. The only problem I have had is with flare, have had to use my hand to block the sun even when using the OEM lens hood.|
Overall, a great companion lens for use with my 50mm 1.7 and 70-210 Beercan lenses, especially for the price.
Update: compared this with the Minolta 28mm 2.8, both lenses @ 28mm f:4.5 with flash, and surprisingly this blows away the Minolta for sharpness & color.