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

reviewer#6648 date: Dec-27-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:
price paid:300 USD (new
positive:wide angle macro, fast lens (light)
negative:size, slower autofocus, sharpness
comment:I won't compare this lens to any other as it is quite a specific glass, which has no comparable rival in my camera bag.

Wide open is ok only at the centre. Corners suffer too much in terms of resolution, which I hoped won't be the case for macro. I feel that from f/4 up you can get decent corners. f/5,6 to f/11 are the best apertures for this lens in my view. Macro is good, I use it also as a landscape lens with ND filters getting great results. Focus is good and precise.

Overall I like the lens and would recommended it to others if they are looking for something in this focal range with fantastic macro capabilities.

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