Zadaki's reviews

  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Decently sharp at 600mm! Really excellent at 400mm, focussing accurate on Canon
    Tripod foot could be larger

    Superb value. Bokeh not in the class of lenses costing triple plus.

    reviewed September 6th, 2015 (purchased for $820)
  • Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

    3 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Smooth mechanical focussing, nice enough construction
    Not sharp at all below F4, poor colour rendering

    The SLE Gear reviewer has described my copy of this lens exactly! Really poor at F1.4 to F2, sort of soft and murky. Very disappointing until F2.8, then passable at F4. However it doesn't have nice colour rendering either imho, compared to my new Sigma Art Lens. So why bother? Even my good old days Olympus 35mm F2 from the 1980's is really much nicer and smaller. Caveat emptor!

    reviewed December 4th, 2015 (purchased for $400)
  • Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG Aspherical

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very nice rendering (excellent even) Pleasant out of focus Moderate vignetting Sufficiently sharp at F8; works good at 15mm in close @F16 Heavy Build owned mine for 10 years still excellent CA surprisingly not too bad
    A bit noisy AF Flare control into sun Looks unusual with the bubble front lens No normal filters

    Very nice value lens, definitely prefer it over the Canon EF 16-35 F2.8 L mkii at the wide end.

    reviewed December 2nd, 2019