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

reviewer#440 date: Jan-24-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:17-35/3.5 G
17-35/2.8-4 (D)
price paid:617€
positive:+ No distorsion
+ Very nice color
+ Full frame lens (the only one for extreme wide angle)
negative:- Front filter
- Front caps (badly designed)
comment:This lens is perfect for landscape and urban architecture, and give new perspectives for atypical portrait or group pictures. Sharpnes is OK but not excellent. In spite of this little weakness, I love this lens for its 12mm and its very well controlled distorsion.

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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