Sigma 90mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#9398 date: Sep-6-2011
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:Sigma 50 f2.8 macro (original)
Sony 85 f2.8
Minolta 100 f2.8 macro
price paid:119 GBP
positive:Very sharp
Lovely colours
Well built
negative:Only 1:2
Hard to find
comment:Sharp at f2.8, razor sharp @ f4 onwards.

Better in terms of sharpness than the Sony, but it is really difficult to split it with the Minolta.

Recommended. Great lens.

NOTE - lens developed AF problems after 1 weeks use. The dealer said it was beyond economic repair and gave me a full refund.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 22
  • sharpness: 4.70
  • color: 4.36
  • build: 4.45
  • distortion: 4.86
  • flare control: 4.32
  • overall: 4.54 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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