Sigma 28mm F1.8 Aspherical High-Speed A-mount lens review by DiMa
|DiMa#44537 date: Jun-17-2020|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 35/2 RS|
Sony 35/1.4 G
|positive:||sharpness, compact size, aspherical lens, metal construction, good picture quality...|
|negative:||zen coating, hood attachment is stiff, lens-coating from the 80's-90's, not 100% compatible with SLT cameras (in camera focus-limiter and flash compatibility in AF don't work properly).|
|comment:||Actually, I always kept an eye on the "Minolta AF 28/2" until I accidentally bought this lens on eBay for € 60 as new from a dealer on the Canary Islands without any great expectations, |
I was just curious what I get for 60 € ...?
The more positive I am impressed by the imaging properties, the sharpness is above average for a lens of the price range with year of construction 1991, so I give "5" in the rating. Newer lenses are of course sometimes better in sharpness.
I completely / professionally removed the zen coating, underneath is a shiny black metal body.
Without ever having it, I think the Sigma is no worse than the "Minolta AF 28/2" and the sharpness is better, I would put it on the same level as the "Minolta AF 35/2".
This is a keeper and seems underrated ...