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

reviewer#8976 date: Apr-30-2011
sharpness: 1
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 3.8
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:sigma 17-35 2.8-4 DG EX
price paid:149,00
negative:Not sharp
only 6 blades.
comment:I bought it from e-bay and it is possible i have a bad copy.
But sharpness is a disaster at all stops. I mostly use primes liken the minolta 24 2.8 and sony 50 1.4 and zooms of high quality like the sigma 24-70 2.8 DG EX HSM and the 70-200 2.8 DG EX HSM So my expectations of this lens being a prime where high and a give it several second chances before i dumpt it in a dark corner. It just doe's not produce acceptable images.

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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