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Sigma-12-24mm-f4-5-5-6-ex-dg-aspherical-hsm.33126503
8.3 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
8.0

this is a wonderful lens!

BudNJax, Amazon
3 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super nice and well built too

newisabel, Ebay
4 February 2013
  • Summary: It was a nice lens for the money. I want a 14 Canon L but this is good enough. Use it at 14 to 17mm around f8 to 11 and it is very impressive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for wide angle shooters who don't like fisheyes

JB, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: Very pleased with this lens. The images always need a little post work, but the extra width makes it worthwhile. (Update) - Love it (Another update - I still love it, just be careful the objects in the foreground.
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens but you must learn how to use it.

Terry Orourke "bigbargines", Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I want to support Sigmas efforts to develop a lens that covers these extreme ranges in a usable zoom so I am writing this review to put the professional photographers mind at ease when considering this lens. This lens is an important lens for me and can be for many other professional photographers as well. I have been shooting professionally for about 25 years and have worked with everything from 35mm film to 8X10 film.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than I thought.......

Eugene Powers, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: After reading all of the reviews about distortions on this lens compared to the older version which I just sold I was very hesitant ordering version II. But with Amazon return policy I could not go wrong. Got this lens and I was very surprised. Distortions are not as bad as in reviews. In the worst case if straight lines are very close to the edge and the edge is just few feet from the lens I get barrel distortion. Easily fixed and at the most I lose 1mm. Probably less.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 12-24mm II by nh_photofan

Swee, Amazon
4 September 2011
  • Summary: Cons: Soft in corners at 12mm until f/11-16. A little more CA at 12mm than I had hoped with all that FLD glass. More barrel distortion at 12mm (but easy to correct) than I saw in tests of original version lens (I don't have it). Pros: Excellent landscape lens. Good corner sharpness when stopped down. Better than my beloved 17-40L Canon. (They have similar MTF charts). Good autofocus, fast and accurate.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dhphoto, Fredmiranda
7 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Bought one used, mint. Astonishingly wide but this is a lens that begs to be used on a tripod and stopped well down, to f11 at least, if not further, where it does shine with some great results. It's just too slow for general hand-held use (which is not what it's really designed for). It's very well built and comes with the built-in hood and a nice case. It's a niche lens - landscapes and interiors - and for that it's really very good.
  • Pros: Very wide on full frame, sharp when stopped down, well built, quite inexpensive for the widest non-fisheye available, decent contrast. Remarkably distortion free if kept upright
  • Cons: Very slow at f4.5-f5.6, dreadfully soft at wider apertures, some CA, needs a tripod and liveview to get the best out of it - needs using like a large format lens really
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Overall 8
8.0

Very wide, Not so sharp

Jesus, Amazon
4 November 2010
  • Summary: I got amazed of how wide the lens is. Today I took some shots in a place im used to. First, I compared to the 24-70 mm L series from canon. Now the results: 1. Super wide angle 2. Very little chromatic aberrations 3. Poor image quality at the corners (not even close as sharp as the L series) when you see the pictures at 100% 5. Sharper at the center.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Great Value For Full Frame Users

edubrown, Ebay
9 July 2010
  • Summary: The Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 in its price range offers a super wide-angle of great quality for full frame users. Professional architecture photographer, 3 decades of experience in any format. Very usefull zoom range with good resolution.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Great Value For Full Frame Users

edubrown, Ebay
9 July 2010
  • Summary: The Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 in its price range offers a super wide-angle of great quality for full frame users. Professional architecture photographer, 3 decades of experience in any format. Very usefull zoom range with good resolution.
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