Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by hotwire

reviewer#1765 date: Feb-7-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 10-20
KM/Sony 11-18
price paid:700 CAD (used)
positive:Wide wide wide!
This lens is very well balanced on an a100 body, believe it or not.
negative:Maybe a little slow.
comment:Not as wide as the APS-C specific ultrawides at effective focal lengths, but if, or rather when there's a sony full frame... I don't even need to say anything further. For the here and now though, there's always film.

When shooting APS-C, you may think you can leave the slide-off stage of the hood/cap on. Even on APS-C it will vignette a little at 12mm, but the a100's LCD suggests it doesn't.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.03
  • color: 4.39
  • build: 4.49
  • distortion: 4.49
  • flare control: 3.63
  • overall: 4.21 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania