Sigma 24mm F3.5 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens review by onsplekkie

reviewer#46893 date: Nov-2-2022
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:CZ Loxia 2.8/21
Sony 2/28
price paid:325euro secondhand
positive:Colours are punchy with lots of detail
Small package with excellent build quality
negative:flare & sunstars are not its strenght
comment:Certainly a better lens as the Sony 2/28 for distortion and overall IQ. Colours match up with the Loxia 2.8/21 but the Loxia has the edge for shaprness. Loxia is much better for backlit situations and sunstars.

Build is lovely and fits the Sigma Contemporary prime-series perfect. Doesn't need the hood, but gives the lens plenty of protection without making it bulky. AF is OK, not up there with the Sony 2/28.
Nice to have the close focus posibility, but IQ takes a hit.

Good package overall.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.55 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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