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

reviewer#5092 date: Mar-25-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
Tokina 20-35 3.5-4.5
K/M 24-105 3.5-4.5
price paid:129 USD
positive:compact
sharp
light
perspective
beautiful color
contrast
negative:none
comment: This lens is a great buy for me. I love it's blues and yellows. I very much enjoy it's ability to bend perspective and my copy cranks up shutter speed in less than ideal light. The elements are good sized. I did some landscape shots and skylines and they came out amazing. It has been a great HDR lens that I really enjoy using and I know I someone will post a review of how bad their copy is, but I have the pics to prove how much I like the distortion. Thanks

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
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