Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by GlassEye

reviewer#44147 date: Oct-19-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Minolta 24-105 f/3.5 - 4.5
price paid:899 USD
positive:Very sharp. Quick, silent focus. Well built, smooth focus and zoom functions.
negative:Big and heavy. Only f/4. Significant vignetting wide open, especially at 105mm. Clears up completely by f/8.
Funky OoF highlights. Busy, distracting bokeh when not wide open.
comment:This is such a good lens. I use it as my walk around lens on the a99II. Center sharp wide open, everything sharpens up by 5.6. As noted above, the vignetting wide open is a disappointment in a lens of this class. I actually sent it to Sigma to be checked out. The tech said all is normal.
Comparing to the Minolta 24-015, the Sigma is much sharper and well built, but the Mino is so much easier to carry around! Considering the price, I'm not sure that the Mino wasn't good enough!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.71
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.91 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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