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Sigma12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony)
 
4.0

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        2.0

        Wide but beware color fringing

        By Warren

        from Flordia

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              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.

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              5.0

              Unique lens with solid performance

              By N.C.

              from San Jose, CA

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              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

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                • 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.

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                5.0

                Very nice wide angle lens

                By Saint Johns

                from Georgia

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                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

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                  • 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.

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