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

reviewer#6149 date: Oct-1-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:CZ 24-70
Tamron 11-18
Tamron 17-50
price paid:850 USD new
positive:great distortion correction
good built quality
super wide !!!
acceptable sharpness
negative:micro-contrast not equal to CZ lenses
bulging front element
comment:Overall I am very happy with this lens. You need to stop it down a bit and expose to the higher end, in order to ensure a perfectly sharp image. But if handled with such care, you get perfect results. Pro Level. And this all the way to 12 mm !!!!
The CZ 16-35 might be a slightly better lens, but the focal length of the Sigma makes it for me the clear winner.

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