Sigma 24mm Super Wide II F2.8 A-mount lens review by 9000AF

reviewer#8934 date: Apr-16-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 20mm f/1.8
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 (old version)
Minolta 28mm f/2.8
price paid:65 USD (clearance)
positive:+ sharp across the frame (APS-C)
+ compact, light
+ metal build
+ low distortion (APS-C)
+ mine works with A55
+ value/money
negative:- AF a little noisy
- clip-on hood a bit clumsy
comment:I had this lens on film since probably 1991, loved it but sold it b/c it didn't get much use with the A200. When Ritz closed some stores I picked up a new Quantaray version which turned out to be my favorite walk around prime. It's the same size as a 50mm but with its angle of view being much more versatile. It is a little weaker in the corners on film / FF but almost perfect on APS-C. Currently I put it on my A55 whenever I don't want to carry a zoom. No SLT compatibility issues so far.

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