Sigma 90mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by wallyb
|wallyb#3442 date: Apr-8-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50mm f/1.7|
Sigma 24mm f/2.8
|price paid:||$95, Used|
|positive:||-Body built like a tank for being half plastic|
-Excellent glass and color reproduction (especially with Sigma's track record), tone is as good or better than Minolta 50mm f/1.7
-Good sharpness throughout corners
-Excellent macro for the price
-Nice and fast
|negative:||-Incredibly sharp, but not quite "tack" sharp like the KM 28-85.|
-Quite large, nothing like the KM 50/1.7
-Very noise, very slow AF reminiscent of first-gen AF lenses like the Beercan
-AF sometimes backfocuses too far, but the range limiter helps
-A little bit of flare
-I don't like 52mm filter sizes?
|comment:||Really wonderful colors, and it's the perfect length for portraiture. Fast so indoor portraits are welcomed by this lens, and it's not "tack" sharp so that adds to a quality portrait lens, too. Also has basically no vignetting, corner softness, or distortion. I can't think of a better portrait lens off the top of my head, and it seems like it would be great in almost any situation that calls for this focal length.|
The only real cons are that it's fat, slow, a little dumb, and sometimes shows slight flare, but none of those are deal breakers in any way.
Highly recommended, especially if you can snag it for $150 or less.