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

reviewer#2089 date: Mar-31-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:- KM 17-35 f2.8/4 (D)
price paid:€ 480 (new)
positive:- wide
- build
- low distorsion
negative:- flare control sometimes
comment:Much wider than KM 17-35 and much better on distorsion, I would say.
Excellent for street photo and city landscapes (I did good night shots in Hong Kong available at www.pbase.com/maxfar/asia)
Some flare problems easy to avoid anyway
Tested on film: incredible!
I recommend this lens

Edit 18/8/09
On A700 it is even better

Edit 01/05/11
On A850 is really superb, looking in its viewfinder at 12mm is a real experience I missed since the good times of Dynax 700si

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
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