What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony)

You Pay: $949.00
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

Sigma's 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony) 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.

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
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 Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
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)
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony)
  • 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 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony)
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (3)

          Reviewed by 3 customers

          Sort by

          Displaying reviews 1-3

          Back to top

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Wide but beware color fringing

          By Warren

          from Flordia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony):

                Yes it's wide but after you get rid of the edge color fringing (I used on A900) the images are soft. Best to use profile in photoshop. I sent this lens back.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unique lens with solid performance

                By N.C.

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony):

                  On A850,
                  At ~12mm, frame edge not sharp at f/4.5, but will be sharpen up at f/11. Some distortions are visible. No other 12mm full frame AF lens in Sony mount anyway, so no comparison.
                  At ~15mm, sharpness improve and compare to my very old Sigma 14/3.5, the zoom is sharper and with better flare control.
                  between 17 to 24mm, it has equal or better distortions and flare control than my minolta 17-35/2.8-4, tokina 20-35/2.8, and tamron 20-40/2.7-3.5 lenses. Sharpness is even across the frame even wide open which still improve a little if stoping down. However, when stop down to f/8 to f/11, both tokina and tamron are giving a little higher resolution results than the sigma zoom.
                  If you already has a high end ultra wide covering 17-35mm, this lens will be useful only if you need that extra coverage from 12 to 16mm.
                  If this is your only wide angle lens, it will give you very solid performance at f/8 and has no wasted overlap in focal length with your standard zoom lens.
                  I usually take wide angle pictures between f/8 to f/22 on tripod; therefore, I personally don't think f/4.5-5.6 is a huge negative point compare to a 16-35/2.8 zoom.
                  Last note is that at 12mm and f/11 or smaller at MFD (e.g. for those large flower close up on the hill side), dirt particle on your sensor will easily show up in your picture. It has nothing to do with this Sigma lens in particular, it happens just because too much DOF.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very nice wide angle lens

                  By Saint Johns

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony):

                    It takes sharp pictures. Distortion is not bad when the camera is level. Great wide angle lens, very pleased to have it in the bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    Filter Holders

                    Formatt Hitech -  Lucroit Wide Angle Filter Holder Adapter Ring for Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens
                    • You Pay: $186.11
                    Usually ships in 7-14 business days ? This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR
                     

                    Hoods & Covers

                    Flex Lens Shade -  Flex Lens Shade
                    • You Pay: $39.95
                     

                    Lens Mount Caps

                    Show more >
                    Sensei -  Cap Keeper Lens Cap Holder
                    • You Pay: $1.99
                     

                    Extenders, Converters & Close Up Accessories

                    Vello -  Auto Extension Tube Set for Sony Alpha
                    • You Pay: $79.95
                     
                    View all Accessories
                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                    Close

                    Close

                    Close