Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary E-mount lens review by QuietOC

reviewer#46919 date: Jan-10-2023
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 65 F2 DG DN C
Sigma 70 F2.8 EX DG Macro
Samyang 75 F1.8
Kipon Iberit 75 F2.4
Samyang AF 85 F1.4 FE
Sony FE 85 F1.8
Tamron SP 85 F1.8 USD
Canon EF 85 F1.8 USM
Lensbaby Velvet 85 F1.8
Minolta MD 85 F2
Minolta Varisoft 85 F2.8
Sony 85 F2.8 SAM
Tamron SP 90 F2.5 Macro
Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G OSS
Canon EF 100 F2 USM
Minolta AF 100 F2
Minolta MC 100 F2.5
Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Soft Focus
Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro D
Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro RS
price paid:400 USD (used)
positive:Sharpness/alignment
Low axial CA
Flat field
Very little breathing
Black anodized finish
Fast Hybrid AF
Lens Compensations
negative:Price
Lateral CA
Slight warm color cast
Pincushion distortion
Metal surfaces
MF Switch
comment:This is the fourth DG DN Contemporary prime I've bought. I've also been impressed by their Contemporary varifocal lenses. Maybe I should consider L-mount camera especially now that they have adopted phase-detect AF. This lens looks like a slightly longer version of the 45mm F2.8, which has been my favorite little all-around prime. "MADE IN JAPAN"

This lens is just behind their 65mm F2 for overall sharpness. It is the best lens I've used over 65mm so far. Like the 45mm it is only F2.8.

Overall a very impressive little lens. Highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.00
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