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

reviewer#4739 date: Jan-24-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 24-70SP
Min 24RS
price paid:439 GBP (New)
positive:Built like a tank
Wondefully wide on FF
Distortion acceptable
negative:Zoom is tight
Flaring (Understandable)
comment:I was worried about buying this lens but decided to take the plunge.
Very happy with it I have to say, it's not an all rounder but is an essential part of my kit bag.

Delighted with this!

I'll post some examples now.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.04
  • color: 4.39
  • build: 4.49
  • distortion: 4.49
  • flare control: 3.65
  • overall: 4.21 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania