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

reviewer#7784 date: Aug-5-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:KM 17-35
price paid:190€
negative:-Not so sharp wide open
comment:This lens is the black horse in my line up. Actually my first a-mount lens. Maybe mine is a very good copy or then this lens is under priced 'cause I've had such a great results with it.

In APS-C it gives almost normal angle and with FF it gives nice basic WA. AF may hunt in dim conditions but I still like to use this in weddings and concerts. If you're not too picky you can shoot with larger apertures.

After bying KM 17-35 I've mainly used this in situations where I need those wide apertures.

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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