Sigma 18mm F3.5 Zen A-mount lens review by MG1968

reviewer#3050 date: Dec-8-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
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:vivitar series 1 19-35
price paid:160 USD (used)
Build quality
Color and contrast
Very sharp
Internal Focusing
Not quite fisheye distortion adds interest to pictures, if you plan for it.
negative:f3.5 not quite fast enough for low light situations
distortion near the edges can be disturbing if you don't plan for it
comment:This is a very nice lens and it's a lot of fun to use on a full frame camera. Very definite distortion around the edges, particularly for objects close to the camera. Might be a bit too wide for architecture shots, but works well for landscapes.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 3.95
  • color: 4.40
  • build: 4.90
  • distortion: 3.70
  • flare control: 4.30
  • overall: 4.25 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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