Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 2   
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.
reviewer#45654 date: Mar-3-2021
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:1.4/35 Sony Zeiss ZA
2/35mm Zeiss Loxia FE
2.8/35mm Sony FE
1.8/35 Sony FE
1.7/35mm Voigtlander Ultron VM
1.4/35mm Samyang UMC
1.4/35mm Nikon Ais
1.4/35mm Contax Zeiss
a few other vintage 35mm lenses
price paid:619 euro (new)
positive:Shaprness wide open in centre & middle of the frame. Few clicks on the aperture makes it very sharp even into the extreme corners.
Colours have plenty contrast, like my loxia 2.8/21.
Build of the lens is great, mix between Loxia & modern Voigtlander
Great fit for A7iii body
negative:In more difficult lighting conditions (backlit) the lens struggles a bit to keep colours neutral/pleasant, more so then my loxia & voigtlander lenses.
Sunhood a bit big & feels a bit awkward when using manual focus
Distortion should be 4,5 rating. Good for 35mm but it's noticeable (no lens profile for RAW yet)
comment:Somehow this lens takes the best part of all lenses above mentioned. Sharpness & redering like the Voigtlander 1.7/35 wide open, contrast & build like the Zeiss ZA, AF & size of the Sony 1.8/35. That is a lot for a smallish lens.

now sold; the 35GM has taken it's place in my bag. Still, for the money this lens almost equals the GM; par the f/1.4 speed.
reviews found: 2   

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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