Reviews and Problems with Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL /HSM
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Love, Love, Love this lens!
Jonathan Smithers "GtoJon", Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: Love, Love, Love this lens! This is my 3rd Version II of this lens .... nothing wrong with the others .... I just had other lenses I want to try while this lens sat. I won't sell it again though! This lens is crazy sharp with very little distortion!
Summary: I have a Canon 8-15 fisheye zoom, but wanted a rectilinear in the 14mm range so I bought a Sigma 14mm.....lens was not sharp overall, so I sent it back. Then I bought a new Canon 14mm f/2.8L II.....it didn't get sharp even in the center til about f/8...it went back. Then I saw this lens and tried it....I loved it. While not perfect, It blew away both the Canon (which cost over twice as much) and the other Sigma.
Summary: My expectations have been fully met. Lens was securely wrapped for shipping and is in very good condition. It works nicely. This is my first experience buying "used" photo equipment but I am convinced that this way both parties benefit. YanmingZhang certainly delivers quality on time. I am very satisfied and can highly recommend YanmingZhang.
Summary: Every now and then, a third party lens is actually all-around better than Nikon's own lenses and this is one of them. This is some great glass for full-frame Nikon cameras. I use mine on the D600. A little soft in the corners at 12, it is none-the-less still usable there. Its generally sharp across the entire focal range, and its great to have something this wide on a full frame camera. At half the price of the best Nikon comparison, its a steal.
Summary: I work everyday doing Japanese weddings. I used to use nikon's 14-24...but dropped it twice and had it service twice it was expensive...so decided to get this as back up...wow i was surprised...Sharp and very fast focus. Fast enough that i can have brides & grooms running with me and hold focus...I also like the extra reach it gives me on the wide end...the fact that is not 2.8 dose not bother me...Auto ISO and you are all good...
Summary: I have never bought a lens that wouldn't allow the use of at least a UV/Haze filter. This lens doesn't have the capability of allowing any filters. Going back tomorrow. Don't care how much more Nikon's lens is but this is just stupid.
Summary: I bought this lens from Amazon and am using it for architecture and real estate photography. Currently I'm shooting with the 5D mark III Canon body. This lens works like a champ! I used to own the first version of this lens before and now this one. It's noticeably sharper than the 1st version. Very sharp! Distortion is quite visible but can be easily fix in post production. Color rendition on the 5D iii body is beautiful!