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

reviewer#4413 date: Nov-20-2008
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 85 1.4
Minolta 50 1.4 rs
Minolta 24 (friend's copy)
Zeiss 16-80
price paid:200€ (used)
Minimum focus distance
negative:16-80 is not very happy on it's shelf
comment:Got it almost new (15 days), it was a bargain.
I didn't expect it could be so good. It's big like 85 1.4.
I think it is better than the minolta 24mm.
The bokeh is wonderful.
Minimum focus distance is extremly close from the lens (maybe 20mm). Make pictures like no other.
No significant CA or flare until now.
Very nice prime combo with the 85 1.4.

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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