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

reviewer#1739 date: Feb-3-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Sigma 17-35 EX
Sigma 105 EX Macro
price paid:200 euro
positive:Macro feature is great
Nice bokeh
negative:Although a DG lens it only worked after rechipping
comment:Got this 'little' gem for a nice price on Ebay and after rechipping I'm very pleased with it. The macro was a suprise to me. I've used the Sigma 105 and had some good results with it, but also a lot of OOF shots, you really needed a tripod with that lens. This lens just works as a dream with macro and although it's not 1:1 it produces really nice results handheld. Think that has to do with it being a 'wide' lens.
Highly recommanded!

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania