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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 €;
81 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 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 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 July 11, 2020

Pros: definitely crazy full frame lens,right weight and little flare in my absent specimen

Cons: the cap for apsc is easily removed with the risk of losing it, you can not mount normal filters

Opinion: churning out photos other than any excellent 24mm in very tight environments my specimen is perfect engraves up to the edges always focuses quickly I did not find any defect the files are very workable with PS I recommend to have it always in the bag BUT WARNING always try the alignment of the lenses if you find it for 350 degrees take it

avatarjunior
sent on March 13, 2020

Pros: Covered field angle, distortion absent at 17mm and not excessive to other focal points, construction, image quality

Cons: Flare, lampshade, compatibility with the latest Canon reflexes

Opinion: After owning the 17-40 f4 L of Canon and buying a Rokinon (Samyang) 14mm, being looking for something wider, that could somehow get me into the scene as I did in aps-c with the Samyang 8mm, I sold both optics and bought the Sigma 12-24 II. The difference in field is there and compared to the Rokinon the quality is abissally better. The Rokinon has never exalted me for both distortion and sharpness at the painful corners even at f11 or more (perhaps problems of centering my specimen). With the Sigma, fortunately, I did not encounter the problem of the bottom left corner, complained by Claudio Ricci, indeed has a very good focus that does not suffer from F/B focus with 6d (old) or 5d mark III, the IQ is excellent already at full opening and improves naturally closing to f8-11. The construction is granite and I noticed a good resistance to the dirt of the front lens, perhaps due to a good protective coating. Flare is a problem that in a wide angle with such coverage there is everything, but I do not see it as invasive as described by someone. The thing that bothered me the most about this optics is the accommodating made for the lampshade, it would have sufficed even a cap like that of the 8mm or the 14mm Samyang (although they are not the maximum they are always better than this). With the latest Canon reflex cameras (80d, 6d markII and maybe a few more) I noticed that the AF is inconsistent and often goes out of focus, while with Live-view it is perfect. In this regard, currently having a 5d mark III and 6d mark II II I use it almost exclusively with the first and in live view or manual with the second. However, we are very happy with the particular images that he can give to 12mm.

avatarsupporter
sent on December 22, 2018

Pros: Excellent angle of view, characteristic. Good construction. Autofocus relatively fast and accurate. Excellent image quality (but see flaws below). Very fun to use. Also excellent on DX machine even if the angle to 12 mm is sacrificed.

Cons: The light enters in a "strange" way giving frequent big problems of flare and, easily, large areas of whites "burnt" (also impossible to recover from Raw). In several cases the angles are very soft, especially the one in the lower left (I checked that it had no calibration problems, I think it does not have). It is heavy and cumbersome and at least when I took it years ago it was definitely expensive.

Opinion: When I took it (I think 2012 or 13) had the greatest angle of view of all, and I was fascinated just reading it here on Juza, and looking at his shots. I came from a similar experience with a Sigma 10-20 on DX machine (I had it on the D300) but this is another level. It's a damn fun lens to use, but not easy to tame. Just a little and you find yourself invaded by the flares (with everything that to me, in moderation, not even displeased). Worse still, you find yourself with areas of the photo (especially the clouds) in which, even with correct exposure, the highlights go to be blessed, with horrible white patches and sometimes impossible to recover even with raw miraculous converter on the subject. It's like it's got some sort of built-in contrast amplifier. Another serious problem, the cursed bottom left corner, which often becomes so soft as to push me to cut a piece of photos or to give inside of a clone stamp, as long as the element can "replace" easily (I know, a lawn or pebbles). I thought it could be done but doing other checks didn't seem to me, and then I just learned to live with it. I do not use it with filters, I know it is difficult and expensive, Suprassiedo. Some times I have carried it around even with DX machine, and while losing the peculiarity of the super-angle to 12 mm, the results were good and I enjoyed it.




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

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