Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Review

June 15, 2022 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 20mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN lens was attached to a Sony A1 camera body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 20mm

The centre is very sharp even when shooting wide open, so you can happily use f/2-f/11. Diffraction starts to set in at f/16 and especially f/22.

The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, being just a little soft at f/2, with f/4-f/11 the optimum settings.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2 F2.jpg 3.5.jpg
f/2.8 F2.jpg 3.5.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5.6.jpg f5.6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg