Sigma 12-24 f/4 ART Announced

nerwin

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Jan 31, 2015
Messages
3,486
Reaction score
1,448
Location
Vermont
Website
nickerwin.com
Sigma announced a few new lenses yesterday, the 12-24 f/4 ART being one that interests me the most. Sigma says there will be very little distortion.

When I saw this announced, I thought it was for crop sensors but turns out it's for full frame which I guess its suppose to replace Sigma's other 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 full frame lens which from what I hear, it wasn't all that great.

The lens itself looks rather compact which is pretty impressive and doesn't have any optical stabilization but at 12mm, it's almost unnecessary.

Sigma says the price will be $1599, not overly expensive but it's still up there.

Could this be the super ultra wide angle lens of the year for full frame bodies? Will it perform better than the already good Tamron 15-30 2.8? I guess we'll have to wait for the reviews.

It sure is making my newly aquired 16-35 look silly, haha. Can ultra wide angle lenses be "too" wide?

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art | Sigma Corporation of America
 

astroNikon

'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2013
Messages
13,668
Reaction score
3,341
Location
SE Michigan
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
just remember if you are looking for astrophotography that new lens is an f/4
as I know you were looking for an UWA f/1.8 lens.
 
OP
nerwin

nerwin

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Jan 31, 2015
Messages
3,486
Reaction score
1,448
Location
Vermont
Website
nickerwin.com
just remember if you are looking for astrophotography that new lens is an f/4
as I know you were looking for an UWA f/1.8 lens.

I'm not interested in buying, just wanted to share the announcement.
 

goodguy

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Dec 5, 2012
Messages
5,555
Reaction score
1,121
Location
Toronto Canada
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I own the Sigma 12-24mm II 4.5-5.6 and I gotta tell you I am very happy with this lens.
Yes it has distortion but at 12mm any wide lens will have distortion and I don't find it to be bad at all.
I will not bother to upgrade it to the f4 version, I think the one I have is plenty good especially considering how much I paid for it.
 

PaulWog

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jun 17, 2013
Messages
1,153
Reaction score
188
Location
Canada
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
What a cool lens!

Way out of my price range though. Plus, f2.8 on my 15-30 is nice.
 

jcdeboever

TPF Supporters
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
19,748
Reaction score
15,649
Location
Michigan
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Buy it, then I will buy it from you at half price 6 months from now.
 

Most reactions

New Topics

Top