Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by GlassEye
|GlassEye#44147 date: Oct-19-2018|
flare control: 5
|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!