Sigma - 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon FX/DX DSLR Cameras - Black

This Sigma 204306 zoom lens features SLD and FLD glass elements for enhanced image quality and super multilayer coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) delivers quiet and high-speed autofocus for clear, detailed photos.

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What's Included


  • Carrying case
  • Front and rear lens caps, front cap adapter
  • Owner's manual
  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Select Nikon FX/DX DSLR Cameras

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Features


Compatible with select Nikon DSLR cameras

For use with your existing camera.

Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element

Along with 4 FLD glass elements help correct color aberration for great pictures.

Super multilayer coating

Reduces flare and ghosting for clear, detailed images.

Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)

Helps ensure fast and quiet autofocus while enabling full-time manual focus override.

122-84.1° angle of view

Lets you capture a wide area for greater detail.

1:6.4 magnification

Ideal for versatile shooting, from snapshots to landscapes.

f/22 minimum and f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering.

17 elements in 13 groups with 6 diaphragm blades

For sharp shots. Three glass mold elements and 1 hybrid aspherical lens offer enhanced performance.


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Expert rating

4.1

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sigma 12-24 Full Frame Fun

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had been in the market for a good ultra-wide lens for my full frame Nikon DSLR that would not break the bank. I like the perspective the wide lens gives to landscapes. Also appreciate the ability to shoot wide architecture shots. There is some distortion especially if your lens is not parallel with the horizon. Some folks appreciate the bowl look while others do not. Much of the distortion can be fixed with a number of photo manipulation programs. I also like that you can keep the hood adaptor on to attache a 82mm filter on the end. This only works for 14mm and up though, or you will get vignetting. I have only tried the lens out a few times so far, but I really like the results so far. I think it will be used more and more as I get out and about in nature. There will certainly be limits to the use, but I am already exploring new ways to utilize the unique perspective this lens offers at a very good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • whatdigitalcamera.comRating, 4.4 out of 5October 20, 2009
    Sigma 12-24mm EX DG HSM
    Lens Of The Year 04-05' according to its EISA award, the Sigma 12-24mm EX DG HSM covers both full frame and APS-C too. Does it provide the best for both worlds? The What Digital Camera Sigma 12-24mm EX DG lens review investigatesFull Review
  • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5June 13, 2009
    SIGMA 12-24mm F/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM
    The Sigma 12-24mm F/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM produces a larger image circle, making it compatible with both APS-C and full-frame sensors.Full Review
  • Practical Photography (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5June 7, 2009
    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
    How does the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM rate on test. Read on and find outFull Review
  • photocrati.comPhotocrati Staff on April 2, 2009
    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX HSM DG AF Review Round-Up
    The Sigma AF 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX HSM DG is the most extreme full format ultra-wide zoom lens around and it is still a “mainstream” ultra-wide lens when used on APS-C DSLRs. If you're looking for a future-proof “duo-format” lens in this class -Full Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)January 16, 2007
    Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
    This ultra-wide angle zoom lens from Sigma projects an image circle big enough for full frame digital/35mm and is still very wide on a cropped sensor. We take a look at how it performs.Full Review



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