Sigma 28-105mm F4-5.6 UC A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#44322 date: Jun-19-2019
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 New, Minolta AF 24-85mm 3.5-4.5.
price paid:$10 with camera used
positive:For full frame this is a fairly good lens with a usable zoom range and relatively good closeup capabilities with fair bokeh.
negative:The lens has uneven field of focus or has asymmetrical properties as some areas were sharper when shot side by side with a Minolta AF 28-105mm but sharpness in centre and other side was not as good, probably a variation in assembly but could mean it has "wavy field of focus".
Colour is more to the yellow than Minolta that has clearer green and more blues, a little "Canon-esque" in colour reproduction.
comment:I still prefer Minolta colour but bokeh was relatively pleasing but could be a bit distracting at times when compared to Minolta in the same zoom range.
Being able to get to 0.5 meter makes for some good pictures of flowers (same close focus as Minolta AF 28-105mm) and a quite usable lens although I still prefer Minolta's colours.
I was first taken back when comparing the pictures as a sign on the right hand side at my test from a tripod turned out to be marginally sharper than my Minolta, but looking at the other corner and the centre the equivalent 28-105mm from Minolta had it beat, but they are close, so if you happen to get it when buying a camera like me or for a song, it's very usable if you need this range, especially if you like the "Jaundice" character like if you prefer the colour science of Canon, you can use this to great effect, personally I like my greens and the cooler colour of Minolta glass.
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rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 3.00
  • build: 3.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 3.60

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