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

reviewer#9921 date: Feb-12-2012
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:Minolta AF 50/1.7 RS
Minolta AF 35-70/4
price paid:about 60€ (used)
positive:+ very nice sharpness/colors
+ build quality
+ good magnification (1:4)
negative:- hood
- AF loud
comment:I like the pictures and the build of this lens very much. Unfortunately the hood is very fragile. Light from the side is an issue - especially for night shots.

The AF is quite noisy (and sounds a bit mechanical) - especially with faster focus motor (A57) and when it is cold. Might be an issue of my copy?

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