Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA

Release Date: 2011-01-08

MSRP Price: $949

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This ultra wide angle zoom lens incorporates the latest optical design provides superior performance.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length12-24mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Canon (APS-C), Nikon DX, Nikon FX/35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:6.4
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/4.5-22
Minimum Aperturef/5.6-22
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)122° - 84.1°
Optical Information
Lens Elements17
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades5
Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
"F" Low Dispersion Glass Elemenets4
Special Glass Elements1 Hybrid Aspherical Element
Aspherical Elements3
Nano CoatingNo
Super Multi-Layer CoatingNo
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.28m
Distance InformationYes
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions83.82 x 119.38mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Diagram

Reader Interactions


  1. 1) paul witzig
    May 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I have been using this lens mounted on my Nikon D700 for a few months now, particularly to shoot low-light architectural interiors. The combination of the D700’s amazing low-light capabilities and the Sigma extreme wide angle has allowed me to shoot pictures previously inaccessible. We are architects, and capturing the internal ambience of our buildings is of great importance. The Sigma 10/20 has had very mixed reviews, and I had to learn from more experienced users in order to get the best out of the lens. I almost always use manual focus and a minimum aperture setting of f8. Using the camera/lens combination in this way has been a wonderful learning curve, with great results. I give the lens four stars !

    • 1.1) paul witzig
      May 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Sorry about this, but there was a typo in my previous post : of course I am referring to the Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 11 DG HSM – used carefully, I would probably give the lens 4.5 stars !

  2. 2) Image Earth Travel
    August 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve been looking at the Sigma 12-24mm for my Nikon D600. However, the F4.5 is not appealing as I’d prefer F2.8.
    Any other suggestions in a similar price range?

User Review Policy: All user reviews are moderated. If you would like your review to be posted, please make sure that there is enough valuable information for others to read. Two or three word reviews will be deleted. Also, please do not forget to give a star ranking to the reviewed product. Thank you!

Post Your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *