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

reviewer#6979 date: Mar-1-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:tamron 17-50f2.8
minolta 50f1.7RS
price paid:400usd(new)
positive:sharp(even wide open)
accurate focus
focus distance
build quality
negative:manual focusing requires 2 actions
large filters
vignetting on FF
comment:I was lucky to get a good copy(no f/b focusing). I use it mostly for indoor shooting without flash(weddings). Is doing a great job in low light and is sharp wide open but I'm not very happy with its colors. Is not too wide on my A700 but wide enough on A850.

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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