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Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon)

B&H # SI122445N MFR # 204306
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon)

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Product Highlights

  • Wide-Angle 12-24mm Zoom Lens
  • For Full-Frame/35mm Cameras
  • Compatible with APS-C Cameras
  • Focuses to 11"
  • One Special Low Dispersion Element
  • Four Low Dispersion FLD Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating Reduces Flare
  • Splash-Proof Design
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Sigma's 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon) is designed for use with full-frame digital cameras, and offers a dramatically ultra-wide, minimally distorted zoom lens with a field of view from 122° to 84.1°. This range makes it ideal for the tightest of interiors, as well as for dramatic landscape photography. Using a camera with an APS-C sensor will give you an effective range of 17-35mm, also a very attractive wide-angle zoom range.

One Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and four "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements compensate for color aberration and deliver improved image quality. Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give you compact, lightweight construction (3.3" diameter x 4.7"/23.6 oz) and improved performance.

Super Multi-Layer Coating on the lens reduces flare and ghosting, while the Inner Focusing system keeps the length of the lens unchanged when changing focus. The splash-proof design helps protect the 12-24mm lens from the elements. This versatile, sturdy lens will put drama into just about any subject you choose.

Equipped with HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) for quiet, high-speed focusing, it also offers Full Time Manual Focusing.

Designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 17-35mm with most cameras
One SLD and four FLD glass elements compensate for color aberration and provide high image quality
Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give advanced performance and compact, lightweight construction
Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
Superior peripheral brightness--provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum apertures
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus, with full-time manual focus override
Minimum focusing distance of 11" (28 cm) throughout the entire zoom range
Splash-proof design for use in harsh conditions
Maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.4
A front cap adapter, front/rear lens cap and carrying case are included with the lens
Uses rear-mount gelatin filters
UPC: 085126204556
Performance
Focal Length 12 - 24mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 17 - 35 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 122° - 84.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 17/13
Diaphragm Blades 6
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 4.7" (83.82 x 119.38 mm)
Weight 23.63 oz (670 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.0 x 4.7"
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon)
  • Front Cap Adapter
  • Front and Rear Lens Cap
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Sigma12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon)
     
    4.3

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • Night photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Wide!

    I was apprehensive of buying another Sigma lens due to irregular quality control issues in the past. I got a good copy of this lens on the first try this time. I wanted a...Read complete review

    I was apprehensive of buying another Sigma lens due to irregular quality control issues in the past. I got a good copy of this lens on the first try this time. I wanted a wide lens made especially for full frame cameras.
    Build quality is very good. On my full frame Nikon camera the 12-24mm range allows for some very creative wide pictures. Slight CA is not a big issue and is easily addressed in Photoshop. Distortion and Vignetting are very reasonable and are to be expected with a lens this wide. Bottom line; this is a very fun lens to use on a full frame camera with interesting and sharp results. Color and contrast is great. I am very happy with this lens and I do not see how spending twice as much for a wide Nikon is necessary. I do wish it would accept filters however.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't leave home without it! :D

    THE GOOD:
    - Phenomenally large view for landscapes.
    - Fast auto-focus.

    THE BAD:
    - Autofocus does NOT work on the Nikon D810.
    - No weather...Read complete review

    THE GOOD:
    - Phenomenally large view for landscapes.
    - Fast auto-focus.

    THE BAD:
    - Autofocus does NOT work on the Nikon D810.
    - No weather sealing.

    All together, this is a "MUST HAVE" lens when it comes to gigantic buildings, large places and other landscape photography. When I go out for a walk knowing I'll be taking shots of large objects or wide areas, then this is my "don't leave home without" lens. Unfortunately the auto-focus is not working with the Nikon D810, at least not my version that I've purchased before the 810 came out. But all together, I like this lens a lot! :)

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    3.0

    Don't leave home without it! :D

    By Mr.G.

    from New York City

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

    THE GOOD:
    - Phenomenally large view for landscapes.
    - Fast auto-focus.

    THE BAD:
    - Autofocus does NOT work on the Nikon D810.
    - No weather sealing.

    All together, this is a "MUST HAVE" lens when it comes to gigantic buildings, large places and other landscape photography. When I go out for a walk knowing I'll be taking shots of large objects or wide areas, then this is my "don't leave home without" lens. Unfortunately the auto-focus is not working with the Nikon D810, at least not my version that I've purchased before the 810 came out. But all together, I like this lens a lot! :)

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    4.0

    12mm Makes a HUGE Difference!

    By Ray

    from Cape Cod, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Lens Flare

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

    I bought this lens for landscape photography. It was between this lens and the Nikkor 16-35mm. The 12-16mm ability is significant and well worth not being able to attach threaded filters.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really not a bad lens at all

    By Michael Del Priore

    from Jacksonville, Fl

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

      Being an f/4.5-5.6 lens, it's not bulky or heavy. Shooting landscapes you don't really use any wider than that anyways unless you are a wedding/portrait photographer and had a desire to use such a wide angle.

      Also using the Nikkor 14-24 2.8, I thought the Sigma was pretty sharp and not too far off from the Nikkor.

      There is slight vignette but I don't mind, It's not bad.

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      • No

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      5.0

      purchase

      By Gary M

      from Sykesville MD

      Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

      The lens is very nice
      The purchase was made at the show and arrived on Monday. I love the ease of shppping atB&H

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      4.0

      Good lens for the price

      By Len

      from Evanston, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

        I use this lens with my Nikon D800.

        I haven't used it very much yet, but it seems to work well with the camera. It yields high quality images.

        It may be a bit soft in the corners.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well controlled SUPERWIDE!

        By FergFoto

        from NYC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

          I've loved this lens on my Canons and I love the newest version even more on my new D800's. My Canon copy became distorted after 3 years of heavy use, sent it to Sigma and they sent me a NEW lens with a fresh 5 year warranty! When I switched to Nikon in May it was the first lens I ordered!! Very useful and well controlled perspective/distortion. Very professional.

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          (4 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          All the worst effects

          By port4u

          from New York City

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            Cons

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                Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                I'll list them. Chromatic aberrations, vignetting and lens flares. It does them all. So I bought the heavy NIKKOR AF-S 1:2.8G ED which works.

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                • No

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent lens but fragile

                By rockyroad

                from new york, ny

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent picture quality
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                • Not very sturdy
                • Weak Casing

                Best Uses

                • Architecture
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                This lens covers a very useful wide-angle range. Smooth in operation and excellent picture quality. But lots of care required in use, the front lens element can scratch easily because the flare guard around the lens is not very deep (because of the wide-angle required) and the front lens element is very exposed to outside. So need to take care and put on the additional sleeve and lens cap to take care of the lens when not in use.In addition, in my experience the lens is not capable of taking much physical stress and can be damaged easily. This may or may not be the issue with many such wide-angle lenses.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Lens

                By Jenniferobot

                from South Carolina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult to Clean
                • Heavy
                • Lens Creep

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                Pros:
                Extreme wide angle
                Fast
                Consistent

                Cons:
                Heavy
                Extreme vignetting at 12mm

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Ultra wide

                By PJSPhoto

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                  This is a great lens for landscaping. The 122 degree field of view is fantastic and gives a great perspective. While this is a variable aperture lens it works great for day time and night time photography. No vignetting or fall off at the edges which is great.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Wide!

                  By wcc

                  from CT, USA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                    I was apprehensive of buying another Sigma lens due to irregular quality control issues in the past. I got a good copy of this lens on the first try this time. I wanted a wide lens made especially for full frame cameras.
                    Build quality is very good. On my full frame Nikon camera the 12-24mm range allows for some very creative wide pictures. Slight CA is not a big issue and is easily addressed in Photoshop. Distortion and Vignetting are very reasonable and are to be expected with a lens this wide. Bottom line; this is a very fun lens to use on a full frame camera with interesting and sharp results. Color and contrast is great. I am very happy with this lens and I do not see how spending twice as much for a wide Nikon is necessary. I do wish it would accept filters however.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

                    By photobill

                    from sacramento

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                      Very sharp lens at all aperture and zoom range. Maybe I got lucky.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      love it

                      By pill

                      from florida

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                      love it

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                      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Its super wide

                      By Watchingthejourney

                      from Australia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Super super wide

                      Cons

                      • Noticable CA

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                      I bought this to compilment my 17-35 2.8, So I didnt need another fast wide, and this lens is quite a bit wider than the nikon 14-28 2.8, and under half the price. I have taken some excellent shots with this lens already. It will be part of my kit now, it does have noticeable CA but that can be fixed with software,it gives a unique type of distortion, but if used right can be fantastic. Very happy with my purchase, very good for the money.

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                      (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Seems good

                      By dwh

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Nikon):

                        This is a well-constructed lens that focuses quietly. It gives you a nice, wide perspective.

                        The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that it won't take a filter. I like to use a neutral density or a UV Haze 1 filter to protect the front element, but I can't with this lens.

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