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

reviewer#20375 date: Oct-16-2015
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 2
flare control: 2
overall: 3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Konica Minolta 17-35
price paid:160 Euro
positive:- cheap, paid 160 euro
- very robust metal construction.

negative:- Flare
- Soft in the corners
- not possible to add an UV or polarizer filter
comment:I have only tested the lens with my Sony A-300.
The Minolta lens is sharper. When set to f8, sharpness is ok, f11 is better. Don't expect miracles.
DXO Optics supports this lens, it corrects the distortion and the light falloff in the corners.

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.04
  • color: 4.39
  • build: 4.49
  • distortion: 4.49
  • flare control: 3.65
  • overall: 4.21 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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