Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by flitetym
|flitetym#4703 date: Jan-18-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 20mm 2.8|
|price paid:||650 USD (new)|
|positive:||So veeery wide!!!|
|negative:||Somewhat stiff zooming. But I'm used to it ... it's a Sigma trademark, of sorts. Also vignetting at the wide end ONLY when the lens cap/ filter holder is attached.|
|comment:||This is an excellent lens for what I do ... which is mainly indoor photography. At 12mm (18mm, APS-C), this lens literally ingests an entire room in one gulp. At 24mm (36mm, APS-C), it's just about right for close-up, head-on shots. In short, this is a great indoor walk-around lens.|
This lens comes equipped (new) with a slide-on attachment that not only retains the lens cap, but also accomodates an 82mm filter; so I am not understanding the complaints of others in this area.
This lens is my newest sweetheart! I banished my Sigma 24-70DG 2.8 into my kitbox. My only regret is that I waited so long to get it.