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8.2 out of 10

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL /HSM

Sigma’s new 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is an update to the 12-24 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL /HSM

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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM DG II - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
16 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM DG II is an exciting piece of equipment. The field-of-view at its 12mm setting is simply stunning and regardless of any performance debate this is simply a substantial differentiator / selling point compared to all other ultra-wide DSLR lenses. Technically such an extreme lens is obviously not without issues. The corner quality leaves something to be desired at 12 mm and fully open so it is advisable to stop down to f/11.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
7 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Note: In the meanwhile I've tested the Nikon variant of the Sigma and it performed quite a bit better. Seems as if the tested Canon version was not the best sample around.
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Overall 8
7.8
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM DG II - APS-C Format Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
30 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM DG II is the only "one size fits all" (formats) ultra-wide zoom lens on the market. It can give you decent results and truly extreme views on full format DSLRs and it is very good along across the more "conventional" zoom range on APS-C DSLRs. On the "crop" format it shows very few weaknesses. At 17mm and especially 12mm it is very sharp across the image frame and the quality is still good to very good at 24mm.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
18 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is the most extreme full format ultra-wide zoom lens around and it is still a "mainstream" ultra-wide lens when used on APS-C DSLRs. If you're looking for a future-proof "duo-format" lens in this class - well, here it is. However, there're a couple of further good arguments in favor of the lens.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
5 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG is the most extreme full format ultra-wide zoom lens around and it is still a "mainstream" ultra-wide lens when used on APS-C DSLRs. If you're looking for a future-proof "duo-format" lens in this class - well, this may be it. However, there're a couple of further good arguments in favor of the lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
14 May 2007
  • Excerpt: There's no getting away from the fact that this is a bulky, wide (in the physical sense) lens and weighs in at 600g. As you'd expect from the weight, build quality is robust, and it's a very solid, well-finished lens. It's finished in matt black and sports a HSM motor for reduced AF noise. The zoom ring is at the rear of the lens, while there is a large manual focus ring at the front.
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