Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF MACRO A-mount lens review by benedetti

reviewer#5243 date: Apr-15-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 17-35
minolta 24-105
sygma 24 2.8
price paid:80€
negative:plastic built
comment:I do take a lot of sport pictures indoor, where I cannot use a flash (often) this lens comes very usefull. Sharpness wide opened while not excellent (as expected) is not worst than the minolta 17-35 and it is faster, indeed it is improuving when closing down but I need to operate wide opened. Weight is not an issue for me in fact I quite like the antishaking effect of it. I don't like the plastic feeling but no problem other than the front ring a bit woobly... A rather satisfying lens and at that price a bargain. I consider buying a minolta 28 2.8 for the sharpness... and for my collection !

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 4.03
  • color: 4.06
  • build: 4.24
  • distortion: 4.24
  • flare control: 3.94
  • overall: 4.10 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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