Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by steen5

reviewer#1917 date: Mar-6-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:
price paid:400
positive:Quality product
negative:OK, but not as good as 24-60 regarding color and sharpness.
comment:This lens is very usefull in indoor situation and landscapes. After having tried it, it can't leave your lens bag, as so many picturers need wider lenses than say 24mm.

Picture quality is OK in my opinion, but not on par with my 24-60mm 2.8, also Sigma. On the other hand, I do not use this lens nearly as much, and some good things re color and sharpnes can be done in Photoshop.
Recommended if you do not want to spend significantly more on a wide zoom.

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
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