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


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

The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is a wide-angle lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2011 to 2018 (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 703 €;
85 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.

Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.

Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Sony A-mount.



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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   5
 Lenses/Groups   17 elements in 13 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.28 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.16x

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

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   Built-in
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   600 g
 Dimensions   87 x 120 mm

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avatarjunior
sent on March 02, 2016

Pros: 12mm Rectilinear Ultrawide, solid build quality, fast focus, low distortion.

Cons: Maximum aperture, border sharpness, inability to accept filters.

Opinion: It is embarrassing to admit that I own three ultra-wides at the moment, of the three I think that this lens is the least sharp but that is not to say that it isn't sharp, the sample images below show that the sharpness of this lens is more than adequate to make wonderful images. The other two lenses being the Canon 16-35 f/4 IS and the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 are just a bit sharper. The Sigma does things that the others can't because of the 12mm wide focal length, it delivers great photographs and until the Canon 11-24 came out it was the widest rectilinear zoom lens available for full frame cameras. Personally I do not care to spend the money for the Canon 11-24 and based on some of the reviews that I have read about that lens I am not certain that it would be a better performer than the Sigma. Some of the outstanding points about this lens is that color rendering and contrast is very good, and distortion is very well controlled. Distortion is evident at 12mm but by 16mm where most ultrawides are at their widest distortion is minimal. One very big plus for me is that I own both Canon formats, full and crop frames, with this lens in my bag will never feel the need to buy an array of lenses cover both cameras, the wide end of this lens is still plenty wide on my crop frame camera and the lens covers me up to 24mm where my 24-70mm lens pics up. I recommend this lens for those who want to get really really wide or who like me own both formats and don't always carry your full frame camera body.

avatarjunior
sent on October 25, 2015

Pros: Center-middle-border resolution, low CA, well bulit.

Cons: The FX corners can not reach too high resolution. Lens cap.

Opinion: Widest rectlinear UWA for Nikon FX. Generally very good image quality. Just the FX corners can not reach too high resolution. Acceptable size, weight and price. I use ND1000 filters often. For me, the size is important. From 15mm, a normal 82mm filter is usable with some DIY modification. A little mistake from the designers. The lens cap can slips down, because do not have any lock. I recommend this lens.

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avatarjunior
sent on September 22, 2022

Pros: Angle of view, build quality, low weight (compared to Nikon)

Cons: Quality at the edges (at all focal lengths), sharpness, colorimetry (saturated and warm colors), shot whites (peel the clouds and the whites in zone 10 that do not work in post)

Opinion: I had the beautiful Nikon 12-24DX that I used with APS-C cameras but lately also in FF (with the limitation of the focal length to 17mm otherwise vignetted); so I looked for a real 12-24 and I consider the Nikon too bulky and heavy (I would have taken it used anyway) I chose the SIGMA as I have other optics of the same brand and I like the "paste" and the slightly open shadows (like the old AF-D Nikkor). Arrived home the first thing done was the usual microregulation to correct any front / back focus (this also suffers but little on my bodies). Then a few shots here and there but in particular I filmed a church near the house (which the day before with the Nikon I had photographed just to compare). The first impressions: the paste is that but this optics returns the warmest and "colored" colors but not saturated and in fact does not close the shadows but these instead of being neutral gray is as if a Wratten 81A filter were placed before it. The sharpness, which in landscaping and architecture is usually set between f:8 and f:13 makes each shot "all in focus" but I noticed if at the edges (not only at the corners) there is a noticeable decay and at the lowest focal lengths (12-16) a stretching of the objects outwards; although I think this is normal given the 122 degrees the Nikon that started from 17mm (the 12 in DX is comparable to the 18mm) was less accentuated; I also noticed in those areas that if there are writings you have a doubling of the same (as if you suffered from astigmatism). On the apparent sharpness from the center up to 3/4 of the framed area I can say that the 2 optics are very similar and for my use more than satisfactory. The flare... I had read plague and horns on this optics and so I wanted to take 2 shots with the sun in the open field and barely noticeable on the upper left corner. With the sun in the field you can hardly see ghost and flare and even the image has a nice resolution (in this case better than the Nikon) while if the sun enters from the side but right at the edge, you have the classic reflections however not huge but that I think are normal with an optics of this type. Flag? anything enters the field if we talk about 12-15mm then the problem does not arise. Focus... good, fast and quiet if made from viewfinder; more stunted and uncertain if in Live View but once hooked the subject is perfect. The vignetting at the focal lengths of use I did not notice also because I always work at closed apertures and in any case in ACR or LR the first thing I do is select the optical correction and aberrations. One thing that surprised me instead was the lack of 1/20 freehand f:6.3 move (or if it is present I consider it ridiculous even they look at 100% of the file; it is true that when I shoot at over 1600 ISO I shoot a sequence of 10 shots and then combine them in Photoshop to reduce the noise a lot. As soon as I can I will do a landscape and sunset session to see how it behaves... but already from the appetizer I can say that for 100 euros (the difference between purchase and return and does not even seem to have been used) I made a decent deal. As a vote at the moment I would give an 8.5 but since decimals are not possible, go for an 8.

avatarjunior
sent on May 15, 2021

Pros: Build quality, sharpness at all focal points, good color reproduction, minimal distortion, weight and low performance size.

Cons: Coating with poor quality velvety paint and resistance to abrasion.

Opinion: Bought used at a more than acceptable price, I was amazed at the clarifications at all the focal points. I confirm what was written by those who reviewed before me to avoid repetition, with the clarification in the defects, which no one has detected, about the very delicate, absurd, easily broken finish, and rightly so has been eliminated in subsequent models.

avatarjunior
sent on October 09, 2020

Pros: It costs little and goes really well, excellent quality of materials

Cons: Maybe not bright. Maybe

Opinion: Then it's a really fun optics that brings so many closer to a creative photo in the FF, given the costs, attention we always talk about the ver. II, and above all unwieldy then to be FF, I read everything... but maybe it is true not mind-blowing at the edges but more than enough, to be superior it takes so much cache. and then the others weigh a lot and after a while you get tired. In its lightness this optics makes very sharp photos and I personally use it between 12 and 18 mm , I have never had problems of dark corners, indeed even at full opening it defends well. I have no doubt from an indomitable admirer of fixed optics a nice 10 and praise to this Sigma.




Photos taken with Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

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