Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Announced Feb 8, 2011 •
Wideangle zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha | 204
Rob Spanjaart

My sample was the second one from the shop, the first was quite a bit decentred, this one seems to be as good as it gets: top sharpness centre and right, a bit less on the outer left part of the picture. This is only visible while pixel peeping, for screen and A3 prints this lens works brilliantly. Good colours, as wide as it gets, easily corrected in software. For larger prints you have to know your lens and match composition and sweet spots. For ultra wide this lens does not live up to the ...

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I JUST rec'd this baby in the mail from B&H. I shoot a ton of interiors for editorial & some commercial assignment work & I was really excited to hear that Sigma had made a successor to the original 12-24. I did some quick side by side testing in my home & this is what I found: The new one is overall slightly better in terms of overall sharpness (just a hair) and overall distortion. More specifically the old lens seems to do more stretching at the outer edges of the image. The new version ...

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