Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

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Lee W Regular Member • Posts: 228
Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Hey Guys,

Thought I would share a few samples from the Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II I got a couple of days ago from ebay for the grand total of £25

Got to say, I am greatly impressed by this lens, it is extremely sharp in the centre at f2.8 (lacks at bit in the corners) but f5.6 onwards, it is very sharp all across the frame.

I was not going for any artistic merit with these, just putting a new lens through it's paces. Included 100% crops for pixel peeing pleasure.

Definitely my new walk around lens.

HARISKLEITOS Regular Member • Posts: 187
very sharp indeed !

...and nice attractive shots. I have also this lens in the Quantaray version. Any foto with the lens on the body please ?

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SMNonDPR Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

This is awesome! I have this lens too. I got it nearly 20 years ago when I first started doing photography. I really need to get off my butt and buy an adapter. Can I ask which one you used and where you bought it? Your samples make it look like an ideal prime lens. I can't believe how sharp it is compared to the kit lenses.

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Lee W OP Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

The lens is the Canon FD fit. I bought the adaptor from ebay, £18 including shipping from Hong Kong. It came very fast as well, about 5 days to the UK.

I will post a couple of shots with the lens on the NEX soon. Not exactly small with the adaptor but it is pretty light.

It certainly is a great lens, still can't believe it only cost me £25, when I had a 5D I had L series lenses that weren't this good!

KM Legacy Senior Member • Posts: 1,955
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Interesting to see that you got some nice macro shots with this 24mm lens, especially since there are lots of people who claim that the new Sony NEX 30mm Macro is too short to be useful as a macro.

Lee W OP Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Yes, the Macro is very good. I think it is 1:4 which for a 'wide angle' lens is very decent. Makes it even better as a walk around lens.

kaktusss Regular Member • Posts: 413
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Great shots !
Thanks for sharing.

Lee W OP Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: very sharp indeed !

Hi,

As promised I have attached a coupe of shots of the lens on the Nex-5 body.

I have used the 18-55mm kit lens as a size comparison in the last shot. As you can see, not really much bigger the the 18-55mm with the adapter attached. Weight wise, as a guess I would say the lens (with adapter) weighs very similar to the Nex-5 body.

KEITH-C Forum Pro • Posts: 14,131
Re: very sharp indeed !

I bought one of these lenses several years ago when it was described as AF but it turned out that , if my memory serves me right , it only gave focus confirmation on film bodies & I returned it. Perhaps I should have held on to it !
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davect01 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,982
Re: very sharp indeed !

Very nice work. Seems to be sharp on the closeups, yet still able to produce nice wide open shots as well.

Looking at getting a similar Sigma lens. Does the Canon adapter fit all of the Sigma line, or does it vary?
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Lee W OP Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: very sharp indeed !

The Sigma lens itself has a Canon FD fit. The adapter I have mounts all Canon FD fit lenses including any third party FD fit lenses such as this. Hope this helps!

fzncloud Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Lee W wrote:

Yes, the Macro is very good. I think it is 1:4 which for a 'wide angle' lens is very decent. Makes it even better as a walk around lens.

Hi Lee W,

I just got this lens. Have a big question for you, when you change the F value from 2.8 to 22, do you visibly see any difference on your nex screen while taking an image?

Mine doesn't, think somethings up.. (sorry for the beginners question.)

seachicken2000
seachicken2000 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,164
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Now that's a bargain for 25 pounds. Looks very clean and sharp in the 100% shot, and the bokeh looks very attractive to my eyes too.
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ollie_b Regular Member • Posts: 152
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Lee W OP Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Hi,

Sorry about the delay in answering, I have been on holiday. When changing from f2.8 to f22 you should see the screen get darker for a moment before the nex calculates the new exposure.

It not mounted onto the adator properly, the lens' aperture ring doesn't function and you will always be shooting wide open. You need to make sure the pins are located on the correct side when mounting. Maybe this is your issue?

Cheers,

Lee

frosti7 Senior Member • Posts: 1,076
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Excellent pictures!

i see ur having allot of fun with this lens, but i wonder if it really worths it...

compared to the 18-55 kit, the sigma is f2.8 and pretty close to the f4 of kit lens, being wide angle the DOF is already not so deep...,

with the sony's NEX sensor its no problem to bump ISO one notch up - and the kit lens has its benefits like OSS, and the range.
I guesse the sigma is tad sharper thou.

About the upcomng CZ lens, the 24/2, i can see as good alternative to the kit lens,
its going to be smaller and 2 stop difference is nice,

I'd love to hear your take on this.
thanx for sharing!

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schaki Senior Member • Posts: 2,235
Re: Sigma 24mm f2.8 Super Wide II on Nex 5 Samples

Not really surprised it performs that well since I've that lens for the F-mount. Pretty decent walk-around and compares well to the highly regarded Nikon 28mm 2.8 Ais 0.2m close focus.

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