Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by gm4jjj

reviewer#227 date: Nov-18-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Low distortion
negative:Prone to flare, Cannot use conventional filters
comment:I am impressed by this lens. Distortion is very small even at wide angle of 12mm. Not anything like a fisheye! It is rectilinear.
Protuding front element means that a filter cannot be used at the front although a gelatin filter can be mounted on the rear (have not tried this). I would mostly want a protective filter on the front. Lens cap fits onto a collar that slips around the built in petal lens hood.

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