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Sigma12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Sony)
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent output (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (4)
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    4.0

    Sharp lens

    By WB

    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    I bought this lens for landscapes, when used on the A7 with the LA EA4 adapter, it operates like a charm. Because I still have the A700 and plan to use that at times too, the A-mount was the way to go (not that there is an E-mount version of this lens or any Sony lens currently in this range). I found this lens acceptable on my hikes where I would put it, the adapter and my main lens in my daypack. It is a bit heavy, but I didn't find that to be an issue, it is quiet and you can't hear the focus when on the camera.

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    4.0

    Nice lens for my A7

    By RMZnyc

    from New York , NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      I bought this lens for my sony A7 using LAEA-4 since no sony product with this focal length. The focus is fast and picture is sharp once you're > f8. You can't hear the motor when the lens is doing the auto focus. I Love the fast focus of this lens. This lens is perfect if you are looking for a UWAL with FF format. The lens is almost a weight of the Sony 70-200 f4. Quality wise the lens is made of metal with rubber rings. This lens is not a weather sealed. I'm thinking of getting a wonderpana system so that I can use the filter.

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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 DG HSM II 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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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II 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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              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 DG HSM II 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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