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

reviewer#8881 date: Apr-7-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:sigma 10-20 on aps-c
price paid:
positive:W I D E
comment:This lens is great to use, without it you always wish you could just go a fraction wider because if you went back any further you'd fall into the sea/lake/road/railway line/doorway or shrubby bush.

There's a bit of distortion as with any UWA, you have to admire the control on it though at such angles. Flare is an issue because it can be hard to get the sun or other light source out of the frame, thats not a fault of the lens though! It's a bit like saying the lens is faulty because you have your feet in the shot.

Offers unique picture opportunities, recommended.

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
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