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Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for the Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount. image
 
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Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for the Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not quite as expected, but good for $$$
By havasupix.comVerified Purchaser from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Lightweight
Cons:
Forget on cam flash due t, Too big to travel tourist
Best Uses:
Fun, Photojournalism
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sigma Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for the Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount.:

The above windows had limits of about 3 words, so I'll try again. I like this lens alot, but it did not serve my desires as much as I thought it would. I wanted a super-wide with exceptional glass to compliment my 17-35. What I got really doesn't measure in at "12mm" it looks more like a 14 or so, which means it really isn't easy to trek with when other things are worth the real estate in a compact bag and this lens has so much overlap in range vs my 17-35 (I shoot for travel mags and assignment and normally carry an 80-200 2.8, 17-35 2.8, 28 2.0, 50 1.4, and a flash and a few filters - another lens is a big chunck of space!!!) The other thing is that you MUST use a flash because of the extreme vignetting caused by the lens when using the on-cam flip-up flash... Now, if Sigma, or any other quality lens maker would make me a truly 12-20 superwide in the 2.8-3.5 range or even faster, I'd sell my boat to buy it, but this isn't quite it...

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