Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by kaisal0

reviewer#3330 date: Mar-2-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:28-70 G
price paid:600 EURO (new)
positive:Minimal distortion for this kind of lens
negative:Sharpness is not the level i like
CanĀ“t use Filters
comment:The quality of this lens is good, but not very good. After talking to many photographers I think this lens is at present the best wide angle zoom for Minolta/Sony.

I hope Zeiss will built a Lens which is realy a great wide angle lens.

Addendum:
Today I tested the Tamron 14 mm F 2,8 VS the Sigma 12-24. What a surprise. I thought the Tarmon would be better. But no way!!! The Sigma is definitely the better lens. The sharpness is 1 or 2 classes better, particularly with regard to the edges of the pictures.

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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