Sigma 24mm Super Wide II F2.8 A-mount lens review by Margina

reviewer#11607 date: Jan-14-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
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:Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM
price paid:100 USD (used)
positive:- Sharpness
- Natural color
- Marco
- Mirror box distance meter
- Affordable price
- Metal built body
negative:- Slow and noisy focus mechanism
comment:This lens could project super high resolution images, support up to about 20MP (since tested on 24MP got a little bit soft side result at f/7.1). Compare with the Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens you could got an overall image quality upgrade; but the Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6 got slightly better resolution results at 24mm f/7.1.

My lens copy was got front focus problem on DSLR-A350, unless forced focus point on the center cross point could be got nice accurate results.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 73
  • sharpness: 4.51
  • color: 4.36
  • build: 4.29
  • distortion: 4.05
  • flare control: 3.70
  • overall: 4.18 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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