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Lens review

Sigma A 50-100 mm f/1.8 DC HSM

26 April 2016
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary



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Pros:
  • Unique parameters,
  • Solid, stylish casing,
  • Brilliant image quality in the frame centre,
  • Very good resolution on the edge of the frame,
  • Slight lateral chromatic aberration,
  • Lack of distortion problems,
  • Excellent coma correction,
  • Negligible astigmatism,
  • Moderate vignetting,
  • Nice blur areas,
  • Silent and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • Performance against bright light leaves a lot to be desired,
  • Noticeable slight influence of spherical aberration.

The next Art line Sigma is another undeniable hit. Instead of wax eloquent in the summary we just would like to say that the Sigma 50-100 mm is one of the sharpest lenses we’ve ever tested. Mind you it is a zoom lens, more difficult to correct than a classic “prime” when it comes to optical aberrations. You can also comment on the price. So far most of the very well-done Art line lenses were priced at about 3000 – 3500 PLN. In the case of the 50-100 mm f/1.8 model you enter a level of 5000 PLN. On the one hand it is a risk for Sigma; on the other hand I don’t have the slightest doubts that the same lens but called Canon or Nikkor would cost noticeably more.