Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by hayasa8

reviewer#9413 date: Sep-13-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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:sigma 20 1.8, minolta 17-35mm G, sigma 17-35mm 2.8-4, Sony kit 18-200, Sony kit SAL 18-55mm
price paid:400? USD
positive:Great lens, just what you'd expect for this focal length. Its perfect FOR WHAT IT IS, but nowhere near a prime or a dedicated wide zoom. This is an ultra wide designed to be used as such. Its not a 17-35.
negative:lots of highlight skewing and haze when things are bright. Wish it had some more contrasty color...
comment:I don't know what I paid but I do know this lens paid for itself quickly. There are a ton shots it avails but you have to know how to use it.

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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