Sigma 24mm Super Wide II F2.8 A-mount lens review by jdb2jdb

reviewer#13216 date: Apr-2-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 18-55 II
35-70 Mini Beercan
Sony 50 1.8
price paid:£16
positive:Colours and sharpness. Images are bright, distortion minimal. Most of all though I love the close focussing. The lens will lock on in auto from about 4 inches, (100mm).
negative:Noisy focussing, so video not a great idea. Fortunately it's not something I do much.
comment:Mine is the Quantaray version, having seen both I can't see a difference. Obtained from eBay in a bundle with a film camera and other Quantaray 35-80mm for £16 plus postage I consider this a real bargain.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania