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Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM : Specifications and Opinions


Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM

The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM is a wide-angle lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2003 to 2011 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 670 €;
56 users have given it an average vote of 9.0 out of 10.


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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   12-24 mm
 Angle of view   122 - 84.1°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4.5 - 5.6
 Aperture blades   6
 Lenses/Groups   16 elements in 12 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.28 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.14x

 Features
 Zoom type   Ring, interal
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   Built-in
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   600 g
 Dimensions   87 x 103 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on February 18, 2013

Pros: Unique zoom range. Outstanding control of distortion. In my case, I prefere it over the newer MKII version (sharper but with more distortion). It is possible to use it as a 18-35 mm shift zoom (perspective correction)in an APS-C body using a shift adaptor (for what it is fundamental to have low distortion).

Cons: Not the sharpest lens on earth. The use of front filters is difficult and expensive (but possible).

Opinion: This is a curious lens. I use it on my full frame body (D700) for ultra-wide landscapes. For this, the only problem is the use of filters (graduated and polarizer). You will have to choose between PHOTODIOX (expensive and limited assortment) or COKIN X-PRO (extremely expensive and hard to find, with quite good assortment). In the second case, you will have to make your own adapter for COKIN filter holder. This is not very difficult, but requires some skills (to do it, don't use the original and expensive COKIN filter holder, but a cheap chineese copy). I also use this lens as a perpective correction shift zoom (18-35 mm) mounting it on my NEX 7, using a modified shift NIKON to NEX adapter from KIPON. The original adapter is VERY FINE, but it does not provide aperture control on G-type lenses. The modification I made was to control apperture. This is not an easy modification, but it is possible. The resulting tool is amazing for architectural photography.

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avatarjunior
sent on December 29, 2021

Pros: Covered field of view on FF, low weight, solid construction

Cons: Sigma materials that covers it, not very sharp at the edges, not very bright.

Opinion: Extremely versatile lens for the focal length that can cover on FF, it was my first lens really pushed on FF, it took the place of the Sigma 10-20 that I used previously. Also with this Sigma I found the same problems that I had previously, low light, difficult to use in closed spaces such as poorly lit churches, tends to burn the lights that at least in my case are difficult to recover even in Post Production. at present it is found used at great prices, if you find it I recommend it. to start with the wide angles so important is a great travel companion. L I retired recently replaced with the nikkor 14-24 2.8 but I still keep it in the drawer.

avatarjunior
sent on December 25, 2020

Pros: focal hike

Cons: All

Opinion: Purchased (used) from my trusted store to make up for the lack of optics under 24mm.. result is that after 2 days I returned it to the store. My specimen had the following defects: In case of lights present in the scene the light itself was not pointy but always had a kind of halo (tried up to f13), if the light was a little on the side the photo lost a lot of detail, and to finish in LiveView the focus made a mess. Tried both with Nikon d700 and with D800 and D90 always the same problem. I hope I caught the failed specimen ... it was my first sigma and I was very disappointed, Ho Tokina, Samyang and Nikon no one has similar flaws ... Mah

avatarjunior
sent on October 13, 2018

Pros: Almost absent distortion, good construction, price in very versatile used on FF for covered field angle.

Cons: Not very bright, the rubber of the nuts is easily Dirty.

Opinion: I like it very much and I am fully satisfied with it. In the used is now at low prices, if it happens in hand a good example my advice is not to let him escape. The Sigma optics of those years suffered from a certain variability in the production, you have to pay attention to the copy you want to Buy. Protruding lens, fixed metal hood with Two-part cap, as for Samyang 14 brighter but gentle. The Autofocus Works Fine. Be careful not to damage the optics, which has a well-solid structure.

avatarsenior
sent on May 30, 2018

Pros: Sharpness and no distortion on APS

Cons: Flare

Opinion: It has been my battle optics for many years, with tens of thousands of shots, used on APS it is absolutely impeccable even with sensors of many mpix and is appreciated for its incredible absence of distortion to the point that it can be used for architectural images. On APS, closing a couple of diaphragms, it has good sharpness even in the corners of the frame. It has a warm dominant feature that, together with the fall of light at the edges, generates very pleasant images with a strong visual impact. Used on FF (D800) it maintains a more than acceptable quality even at the edges. The flare... in the backlights fired with the sun in the frame, there is... but it's not that it's unbearable and then... with images so open, intersyminals also acquire a role in composition. Maybe it can disturb me, but I'm personally okay with it. After many years of glorious use, I replaced it with the new version, but... apart from (perhaps) slightly better contrast and more neutral color images, I can't say I found big differences in sharpness compared to the new version. Employee in liveview... it doesn't work, because the focus ring works in contrast to nikons, so the machine software in LW doesn't recognize it and it doesn't focus, just know it and make a reason for it. The small size makes it a good travel companion. Very recommended if you are lucky enough to find it used.




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