24 2.8 maxxum on a65?

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
stan_pustylnik
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Re: 24 2.8 maxxum on a65?
In reply to Chris Malcolm, Dec 14, 2012

Chris Malcolm wrote:

stan_pustylnik wrote:

If your primary goal of using 24mm f/2.8 lens is in landscapes, then I can recommend old Sigma 24mm f/2.8 Super II AF

It is not good at direct into lens sun, because it flares badly. However it is tack sharp and does beautiful bokeh. It has great central resolution, needed for APSc cameras.

it is very compact lens.

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I have one of those old Sigma 24mm lenses. I wondered if it would show up some more detail with my new A77, or whether the A77 would show up more of its flaws. In other words, is it worth keeping in the A77's gear bag? So I've tried a few comparative tests.

I agree: the answer is yes, it's worth keeping. And if you're short of cash, it's well worth the kind of prices it goes for. But do check it out (as you should any old lens) for the common fault of sticky (slow) aperture blades. Easily fixed by any good camera repair shop.

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Chris Malcolm

Thanks for posting this as a confirmation from A77 user. A77 has challenging sensor resolution ability; 24 megapixels on APSc is not a joke. Only very good lenses can keep ut with this sensor! Sigma 24mm f/2.8 AF Super II is not well known especially by new photographers. Years ago when I reserached this lens I was surprised that photodo.net rated this lens in MTF 4.0 higher then Minolta Maxxum, Nikon, Canon analogs.

On my side I can confirm same impressions as A850 photographer - this lens does very well from corner to corner, and with very sharp detail - critical for landscape photography

http://www.photodo.com/lens/Sigma-AF-24mm-f28-400

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