Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for Canon EOS Cameras - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 12-24mm

Sigma's new 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is an update to the 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM, which has been a photographer favorite since it was first introduced in 2002.

Revisions to the lens include the splash-proof design, as well as the inclusion of one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and four of the company's new "F" Low Dispersion FLD glass elements to compensate for color aberration and provide high imagequality. FLD glass is the highest level, low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission and performance equal to fluorite glass.

The new 12-24mm contains three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens for advanced performance and compact and lightweight construction. It also features Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) to ensure quiet and high-speed autofocus, while allowing full-time manual focus override. Its minimum focusing distance is 11 inches throughout the entire zoom range; its maximum magnification ratio is 1:6.4.

Sigma 12-24mm Features

  • 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
  • A splash-proof design allows for use in harsh conditions.
  • One SLD and Four FLD glass
  • Minimum focusing distance of 11 inches

Sigma 12-24mm Specifications

17 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of view
F stop range
F22 / F4.5-5.6
Closest Focusing Distance
11 in. (28cm)
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Rear Type (gelatin filter insert)
Dimensions (Diameter x Diameter)
3.3 x4.7 in / 85 x 120.2 mm
23.6 oz. (670g)
Fixed Type Petal Hood

Focusing System : Inner Focus

Sigma 12-24mm Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


Great lens for landscape and weddings


from Pittsburgh, Pa  -  Pro Photographer

I've been a professional photographer for about 14 years now and do a lot of wedding/portraiture but have been getting more requests for real estate work and landscape art. A great telephoto, wide lens was definitely necessary and I've been trying few different ones throughout the years. This 12-24 seems to fit the bill nicely. Not a lot of distortion but it's more noticeable when I'm using it in smaller rooms of houses. TAKE THE LENS HOOD OFF when zoomed wide (12mm-16mm) to avoid seeing the dreaded black ring around your image. It's not a pretty vignette. All my other lenses are f2.8 or lower but this lens is going to be used at higher f-stops for the most part so it doesn't matter that it's a 4.5-5.6 for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I love this lens.


from Houston, Texas  -  Pro Photographer

I used this lens on a trip to Boston, it was great. Sharp, easy to focus,I am very pleased with the performance of this len. I was wanting one for a long time and finally broke down & bought it..


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Jamey J  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
FRANK Z  i shoot this lens at the 12mm setting almost exclusively on a full sensor, great super wide this one gets it in when nothing else can, except a Voigtländer 12mm on a M9, focus this lens carefully.
Shopper  is this lens ok on full frame camera 5d mark II ?
Walt F  Yes, indeed - all Sigma "DG" lenses are full-frame compatible. I have this great lens and I use it both on my 5D Mark II and my T2i (APS-C).
Mir L  HI, I have the version 1 of this, and although love the fact that it keeps the lines straight (no obvious barrel distortion), am disappointed that I need to go to f11 to f16 to get decent corners at 12mm, and that it even vignettes (completely blocks far corner) at 12mm wide open. Nobody has posted any comments about corner performance, f-stops, and overall performance yet, and would be great if you would do so in the reviews in the product listing at Adorama. Have you had experience with the version 1, and if so, a worthwhile upgrade? if you have not, do you think that the performance is impressive?
ALEXANDRE A  Hi, Well, it's difficult to compare a professional lens like the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 to the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6. Of course the Nikon is much more expensive but it as the f/2.8 aperture from 14 to 24mm zoom range. And also with ED glass, nano cristals coating and asphericals elements the Nikon 14-24mm offer an exceptional sharpness (with some image distortion at 14-16mm). Alex.
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