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slowdad
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sigma 12-24 version II


Anyone tried this version II lens ? Gonna put it on a 5D and a MarkIV. looking for some width on the MarkIII and MarkIV..Wondering if anyone has one and shed some insight on how it performs.


Dec 01, 2011 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sigma 12-24 version II


I think it's probably been a few months, but someone did post a nice review of the new 12-24 in the Canon forum.


Dec 01, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sigma 12-24 version II


saw it. Im gonna pass on the sigma


Dec 01, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sigma 12-24 version II


I've had the original version for maybe 5 years, and I can't ever foresee getting rid of it. Stopped down to f/8 or smaller it's very sharp on my 1Ds2, with very little distortion. Back then minty used ones could sometimes be had for <$400. It has it's quirks, though - I've got to hand-hold ND or GND filters in front of it, and it can show some wicked flare if the sun is in just the right spot.


Dec 02, 2011 at 01:33 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sigma 12-24 version II


I have seen user reviews about. A quick search pulled up these:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...igma+1224&qf=m

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=39597806

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/top...,12-24#9851507

http://www.ianandersonphotography.co...8380171_8wZhRL

and more links in this thread
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ht=sigma+12-24



Dec 03, 2011 at 06:50 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sigma 12-24 version II


dcains wrote:
I've had the original version for maybe 5 years, and I can't ever foresee getting rid of it. Stopped down to f/8 or smaller it's very sharp on my 1Ds2, with very little distortion. Back then minty used ones could sometimes be had for <$400. It has it's quirks, though - I've got to hand-hold ND or GND filters in front of it, and it can show some wicked flare if the sun is in just the right spot.


Ageed, I have the original and you'd need to rip it from my cold dead hand. If the new version is an improvement than it will be a keeper for anyone that buys it. Me, I'll keep the original - maybe I got a good copy but it's one hell of a lens.




Dec 06, 2011 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sigma 12-24 version II


both original versions i had were mushy in the corners at any aperture and focal length. i didn't keep them long. that's the way it goes with Sigma lenses.

Herb....



Dec 06, 2011 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sigma 12-24 version II


DXO Mark, 12/6, Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon vs Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Canon


Dec 07, 2011 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sigma 12-24 version II


There's not much we do about a soft copy of a lens but most other optical faults are easily fixed with modern software.

The thing is that there are few if any alternatives to the Sigma 12-24, at least for Canon cameras. Nikon has a very good 14-24.


SteveStanford, welcome to FM One post in one year isn't exactly a lot. Don't be too shy.

- Alan



Dec 12, 2011 at 02:51 PM





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