Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF MACRO A-mount lens review by bg011sony

reviewer#11813 date: May-6-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 17-35 D
Sigma 20mm f:/1.8
price paid:N/A
positive:Easy to use, not as heavy as it looks like. Better match to A900 than A55 balance and size wise. Excellent in low light situations. Fast focus.
negative:As beginner I just have to get used to it, some images are great, some are bit distorted but only due to positioning between camera and the subject.
comment:Very happy with the lens. Same as with 20mm version you have to learn how to use it. Excellent results in low light with f/1.8 locked. Practice will make you perfect. Not sure which one to keep, 24mm or 20mm version of it? Maybe keep 20mm and add 28mm? Would be very interested to try Quantaray versions of it, if anything should be more affordable.

Works very well outside with 2.0x TC with maximum f stop of 3.5. With TC 2.0x I would expect maximum f/3.6 however both cameras give me extra 0.1.

On a side note, my version S/N is starting with "2", no compatibility issues at all.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 30
  • sharpness: 4.45
  • color: 4.60
  • build: 4.37
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 4.47
  • overall: 4.46 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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