Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#46853 date: Apr-21-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sony E 10-18mm. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Batis 18mm. Samyang 18mm AF. Sony 20mm f1.8G. Sony 24mm GM. Samyang 24mm f1.8. Batis 25mm. Zeiss 16-35mm f4. Sony 16-35mm GM. Sony FE 28mm. Zeiss FE 35mm. Sony 35mm GM. Batis 40mm. Samyang FE AF 45mm. Sony FE 50mm. Sony FE 50mm macro. Zeiss FE 55. Samyang 75mm f1.8 AF. Sony FE 85. Samyang 85mm f1.4 AF. Sony 85mm GM. Sony 90mm Macro G. Sigma A FE 135mm. Sony 135mm GM. Sony 70-200 GM. Sony 100-400mm GM. Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 sport.
price paid:£499
comment:Top tear lens along with the 35mm GM and the 135mm GM.
Yes it's only f2.0 but it blows the Zeiss 55mm out of the water, at the edges and the corners as well as have significantly higher resolving power.
Resolving power is a rating that we should be able to score on as it it is relevant to our increasingly demanding camera bodies.
Higher resolving lenses create more information for the sensor, excite a greater number of pixels and reduce sensor noise.
Lens distortion is handled by our RAW editors automatically as it is in camera for Jpegs. The mild distortion of this lens requires less correction than several of my GM lenses, so it gets a 5 rating from me.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.67 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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