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

reviewer#46940 date: May-16-2023
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 1.8/85
Zeiss Batis 1.8/85
Zeiss 1.4/85 ZF.2
Samyang 1.4/85
Tamron 2.8/90 SP
price paid:400 euro SH
positive:Size & weight for a short tele
Build quality
Close focus ratio
Same filter size as other Sigma i-serie lenses
negative:The lenshood is a bit large, I use the lens without it
comment:Great little lens. Shares the IQ flavour of the Sigma 45i.
AF is silent and good, maybe not as good as the latest greatest GM lenses, works for me.
Will I miss a large aperture, maybe at times. But this lens delivers wide open on sharpness and contrast.
Plus bokeh is better to my taste as the Sony 1.8/85 and Batis 1.8/85.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 3.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.40 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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