Sigma 18mm F3.5 Zen A-mount lens review by balacau
|balacau#8429 date: Dec-20-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 20F28 28mm wide angle prime|
|price paid:||£100 (2nd hand)|
Nice wide field of view, especially for a prime.
No flare even in bright conditions.
Cheap (bought 2nd hand on eBay)
|negative:||Seems a bit on the heavy side for its size, not a massive issue!|
|comment:||I bought this lens second hand on eBay after spotting it in a sellers list during bidding on a Teleconverter and I'm glad I did!|
Its a nice lens, the fact its not of plastic construction makes it somewhat heavier than most lenses of its size these days (apart from fisheyes maybe) but its not a big issue.
I've used it for quite a few general snaps, although it does seem to suffer a bit in lower light conditions - you might be able to get away with free-hand shots with a 1.4 lens. But not this one, tripod is a must as far as I'm concerned.
Nice wide field of view even on aps-c camera, handy for those scenic winter shots! It also balances with and looks good on my a350! What more could I ask for?
I don't quite understand why more hasn't been said about this lens however. Is it a rare breed, or replaced quickly by something else?