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

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

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

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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 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 overview

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Sigma's 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Canon) 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: 085126204549
In the Box
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Canon)
  • 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.
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    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 specs

    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 Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
    35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 122° - 84.1°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    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 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.9 x 4.7"

    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews

    12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens (For Canon) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lens despite some issues Great lens! This updated model has really improved on the chromatic aberrations issue the previous model had, although not perfected it's still a huge improvement. This lens produces very sharp images and has a very dynamic look. It is quickly becoming my favorite lens. I rated this lens 4 stars instead of 5 because of 2 issues 1. The AF/M focus switch seems really cheep (I'm afraid I'm gonna break it) and 2. The vignetting on this lens can get pretty bad at 12mm on a full frame chip. nothing that can't be fixed in post but it's still an issue. Overall this is a very fun lens to play around with and I'm very happy with it.
    Date published: 2012-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hood Design needs Rework Landscape and archictectural images. Great at f8 and above. The lens hood is designed to close tolerances (diameter wise) and is difficult to replace; I had already scratched the built-in hood. It must be exactly aligned. The worst is that even with such a tight fit, it will fall off the lens when walking with it in place. This hood is similar to the one in the 15 mm Sigma f 2.8 that has similar problem. Contacted Sigma that forwarded my feedback to Japan. Another issue is that the zoom ring rotates in the opposite direction from those in Canon lenses and goes from 24 to 12 mm instead of the reverse of most lenses. It gets confusing.
    Date published: 2013-08-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. Not a great lens, not a bad lens. The Sigma 12-24mm is an ok lens, but that's about it. With a maximum aperture of f4.5-5.6, it's slow, and edge sharpness is not that good at times - you want to stop down a couple of stops. I shoot adventure and extreme sporting events, and need a superwide regularly. I bought this lens because the 12mm f2.8 I really wanted wasnt't available and I needed a superwide for a recent event. It did the job, but not as well as I was hoping for. Also, the zoom ring works opposite to every other zoom I have - not a good thing in a fast-paced event. Meh is about as enthusiastic as I can get about this one.
    Date published: 2015-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The widest for Full Frame I have two of these 12-24 lenases; a 2004 version for Nikon and 2012 version for Canon. The earlier 12-24 was soft at the edges at wide apertures; but good at F8. Both are very good for archichitecture; interiors and landscapes The later 2011 version is significantly better wide open; but does require skill in use to get the best out of it. Its also well built and tough. I dropped mine on a shoot and although the metal hood bent there was no other damage. As a very critical professional user its been used a lot more than I would have expected. It outclasses my Canon 24-105L at 24mm and I would not be without it. The only downside to it is that is a slow lens; but for architecure and Landscape, a tripod and small aperture is reccomended for max depth of field.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Ultra Wide Even though there are a few flaws which I shall point out, I'm giving the Sigma 12-24 II 5 stars because it can produce some outstanding images. To me, great landscape shots (which is what this lens is all about) include details from both foreground and background, which only an ultra wide angle lens is capable to produce. The 12-24 II at 12mm wins the race in that respect. Secondly, the images need to be sharp corner to middle to corner, covering foreground and background. Again, the 12-24 II is the winner. I have tested it against the Tokina 16-28, the Canon 17-40, and the Samyang 14mm (easily worst of the bunch). To be fair, I didn't compare it with the Canon 14mm or 16-35mm, as those lenses were well beyond my budget. But my understanding is these are close to the 17-40mm, which the 12-24 II barely beat out in my testing. Now some flaws: The dang lens hood/cap keeps falling off! It's too loose! Switches from auto to manual focus constantly when the camera is attached with my black rapid strap. Some green flare artifacts show up when pointed near the sun. Barrel distortion is quite heavy when shooting buildings at the 12mm end. Not the smallest and lighest UWA lens around. Again, even with these flaws, I still give it 5 stars mainly because it is capable of producing some outstanding landscape images, better than most of it's competition.
    Date published: 2012-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I was leery about Sigma lenses as I have never really been happy with any that I have tried. Then again, I have been unhappy with a LOT of Canon lenses too. So, after trying many ultra-wides including the Canon 14mm prime and Canon 16-35 2.8L, I surprisingly found this lens to be the sharpest on my Canon 5D MIII. I am very picky about image quality, but know the limitations for ultra-wides so I have not felt the need to shoot brick walls or test patterns with this one. I have just shot real-world pictures and have been really happy with the results. Distortion at the far edges is easily fixed (PS Elements has the easiest ways to fix every kind of distortion - I like it better than LR, DXO and PT Lens). Yes, the Canon 14mm will have less distortion, but at almost 3x the price - plus no flexibility of having a range to choose from which is really important when shooting wide. Since you know the trade-offs for 12-14mm, you can save those for when the distortion works FOR you and use a little longer for the rest. Great to have flexibility.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I Purchased this Lens I read many reviews - over a period of several months - before purchasing this lens. I found the reviews to be mostly accurate as far as distortion and other undersirables are concerned. As stated in the reviews, there is more distortion and and more softness near the edges. But much of this can be taken care of with software such as Lightroom. Lightroom's Lens Correction features really make this a very worthwhile purchase for the price. So, there is a bit more to do (in the post) with this lens than there seems to be for some of the more pricy lens (e.g. Canon's 11-24mm lens). But for the price ($949 compared to the nearly $2900.00 Canon price I have seen), a little more effort in the Post is a small and welcomed price to pay to use the Sigma 12-24mm lens.
    Date published: 2016-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a picture says more than thousand words For landscape pictures just amazing, especially in the mountains
    Date published: 2013-09-09
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