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

reviewer#8568 date: Jan-26-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Sony CZ 24-70 SSM
KM 17-35 D
price paid:225 GBP
1.4 aperture
Nice shots - after adjustment
negative:Sigma quality control
comment:I bought this lens after being thoroughly impressed with the Sigma 150-500 HSM OS and was a bit underwhelmed. The colours are nice and distortion and flare are well controlled. However, I had to set the AF micro adjustment to -5 on my A900 to get a decent shot (after 2 hours experimenting) - so have marked down the build and sharpness accordingly. I have not tried it on my A550 as yet.

Bottom line the lens now takes quite a nice shot and I look forward to using it in the studio and for landscapes.

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