Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 lens

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12-24mm F4.5-5.6
Key features
Maker: Sigma
Image stabilization: No No
Ultrasonic motor: Yes Yes
Short back focus: No No
Macro capable: No No
Application: Landscape
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 12-24mm
Frame coverage: Full frame
Aperture (max/min): f/4.5-f/22
Construction: 12 groups / 16 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 6
Close focus distance: 28cm
Max. magnification: 1:7.1
Max. diameter: 87mm
Max. length: 102.5mm
Weight: 600g
Filter diameter: rear gelatin
Lens hood: built-in
Angle of view
Diagonal: 122 to 84.1 degrees
Introduced: June 2003
Retail info
MSRP US$ 1050

The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM lens is a professional-level wide-angle zoom lens made by Sigma Corporation.[1] It is the widest rectilinear lens available for full-frame 35mm SLR cameras, providing a field of view of 122 degrees. Other lenses available with focal lengths of 12mm or less are either incompatible with full-frame cameras or are intentionally distorted. The Sigma 12-24 has low distortion even compared to less wide zooms like the Canon EF 16-35mm lens.[2]

This lens is available in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma, Pentax, and Sony mounts. HSM focusing is available only in the Canon, Nikon, and Sigma variants. The build quality is typical of Sigma EX lenses, with a painted metal lens barrel and damped focus and zoom rings. As expected for a lens of these specifications, there is a large protruding front element.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sigma Corporation (2003). "12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM". Retrieved 2009-08-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ Juza Nature Photography (2008). "Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM Review". Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM EX DG - Test Report / Review". Retrieved 2009-08-21.