Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens review by QuietOC

reviewer#46873 date: Jul-16-2022
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Sigma 30 F1.4 DC DN C & EX DC
Pentax
Sigma 30 F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Neewer 32 F1.6
Zeiss 32 F1.8 Touit
Rokinon 35 F1.2
Neewer 35 F1.2
Sony FE 35 F1.4 Distagon
Sony AF 35 F1.4 G
Rokinon 35 F1.4 FE
Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C & Mini
Kaxinda 35 F1.7
Sony FE 35 F1.8
Rokinon 35 F1.8
Tamron SP 35 F1.8 USD
Minolta MD 35 F1.8
Sony E 35 F1.8 OSS
Sony DT 35 F1.8 SAM
Yongnuo EF 35 F2
7Artisans 35 F2
Minolta AF 35 F2
Tamron 35 F2.8 OSD
Rokinon AF 35 F2.8
Sony FE 35 F2.8 Sonnar
Minolta MC 35 F2.8
Vivitar 35 F2.8
Minolta 40 F1.7
Konica AR 40 F1.8
Sony FE 40 F2.5 G
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
Pentax-M 40 F2.8
Pentax-DA 40 F2.8 XS
price paid:475 USD (used)
positive:Alignment
Rendering
Smooth operation
Quick, internal focus
Lens Compensation
negative:Weight
Metal surfaces
Lateral CA
Focus breathing
Only F2
"Mount with dust- and splash-proof structure"?
comment:Since I really liked the image quality of their 45mm and 65mm primes, I decided to try this lens. I found this one listed on eBay by an individual. "MADE IN JAPAN"

It is a little wider than the Tamron 35mm F2.8 which was the widest 35mm I've had so far, but it is not that close to the Pentax 30mm F2.8.

It is pretty similar to the Samyang 35mm F1.8 with a bit more lateral CA and corner shading. The rendering is not as good as the 45mm and 65mm primes. But overall a decent 35mm lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.75
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