Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF MACRO A-mount lens review by crlowryjr
|crlowryjr#4331 date: Nov-6-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 11-17|
Minolta 17-35 G
|positive:||+ Nice Size & Balanced Feel|
+ Great Color
+ Very Sharp
+ Quick AF
|negative:||- lacks DOF markings|
- cheap feeling hood
- not TRULY macro
|comment:||I absolutely love this lens & find myself grabbing for it a lot.|
The color rendition, bokeh and sharpness are truly wonderful...and extremely pleasing to my eye. I love how close I can get to an object and snap off that 'in your face' image ... I don't take 'real' macro shots, so the lack of 1:1 and super close focusing distance isn't an issue for me.
In low light situations, it hunts a little more than what I would expect for a F1.8, but this is not to say it's 'slow' by any stretch of the imagination.
When compared to my Minolta G lenses, the Sigma coating and construction are noticeably lower quality, but in no way does it feel cheap.
If I were to drop this lens, I would definitely replace it without hesitation.